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Was going to post this in the Yankees get Byrd thread, before it was locked (just a rumor). 
 
Byrd was kind of off my radar after 2012.  So I looked him up again. 
 
http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=950&position=OF
 
Guy starts to decline in 2010 at age 32.  He hits a wall in 2012 and gets suspended for PEDs that year.  
 
Since then, at the age of 35 and 36, he's turned in his best and second best offensive seasons (by wRC+) in his 11 year career.  
 
A recent study suggests steroid gains can last after you stop taking them: http://sciencenordic.com/steroid-effects-can-last-decades
 

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I read that he's changed his entire approach towards hitting HRs. 
 
Argued with smas about him earlier in the year, and it looks like I was wrong. 
 

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Did Jim Bowden just get fired for this?
 
Entire Twitter account is wiped out, save for this
 
https://twitter.com/JimBowdenESPNxm/status/494911070339731456
 

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Corsi said:
Did Jim Bowden just get fired for this?
 
 
Not sure if he'll get fired, but he did just get caught stealing a scoop without attribution.  Except that it turned out to be fake and he was exposed.
 
The Deadspin account of how Bowden reacted to this news is priceless:
 
 
Jim Bowden panicked.
  • He first deleted his twitter photo so @JimBowdenESPNxm had an egg avatar and looked fake.
  • He then transferred his account to @JimBowdiv, perhaps thinking no one would find him? (His Marlon Byrd tweet is was still there.)
  • His original, @JimBowdenESPNxm account was nuked, but it is now back—with 25 followers at press time. Someone is cybersquatting the account, is using Bowden's old avatar, and is following fake Joel Sherman and no one else.
  • And just now, since I've been typing, @JimBowdiv has disappeared. We don't know where Jim Bowden went, and he's probably not going to receive the DMs we sent him. (Update: @JimBowdiv is back. For now. Here's a screengrab of his page, because he's a slippery Bowdiv. There's an updating thread in the comments below.)
 
http://deadspin.com/jim-bowden-caught-stealing-from-fake-twitter-account-d-1614081824
 

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Rovin Romine

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The Allented Mr Ripley said:
Perhaps this thread should be renamed Bowden.
 
Seems very similar.   A former productive guy gets stale, starts cheating, then gets caught. . .we'll have to see if Bowden parleys this into more exposure for himself.