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2010 Home Run Goals For Players

Alex Rodriguez needs 17 home runs to join the 600 Homers Club and should still be 34 when he hits the 600th home run.

Alex Rodriguez who is starting the 2010 season with 583 home runs needs 27 to move into sixth place with 610 home runs passing Mark McGwire, Frank Robinson and Sammy Sosa. He should join the 600 Homers Club in the first half of the 2010 season.

Jim Thome with 564 home runs needs to hit ten homers to pass Rafael Palmeiro and Harmon Killebrew to have a total of 574 home runs which would place him tenth on the all time home run list.

Manny Ramirez starting the season with 546 home runs needs 24 home runs to move into 11th place all time while passing Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson and Rafael Palmeiro.

Andruw Jones with 388 home runs is 12 home runs from joining the 400 Homers Club and would pass six players on the way to the club.

Jim Edmonds with 382 home runs needs 18 more to join the 400 Homers Club.

Pujols who is ten years younger than Edmonds starts the 2010 season with 366 home runs and needs 34 home runs to join the 400 Homers Club. If he reaches 400 he will have passed 17 players in the process.

Derrek Lee with 293 home runs and Alfonso Soriano with 290 need seven and ten home runs this season respectively to join the 300 Homers Club.

Miguel Tejada and Garrett Anderson with 285 home runs both need 15 more to reach 300 home runs.

Magglio Ordonez with 277 and Carlos Beltran with 273 need 23 and 27 home runs in 2010 to join the 300 Homers Club.


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Ryan Garko has been released by the Mariners. The five year veteran hit .220 in spring training. His competition Casey Kotchman hit .288. The Mariners have a serious power outage at first base with Garko and Kotchman hitting one homer and driving in ten runs combined in 93 spring at bats.

The Brewers temporarily solved their Jeff Suppan problem by placing him on the 15 day disabled list. There was talk he might have been released by the Brewers before opening day.

Manny Costa not only was claimed off waivers from the Braves to the Mets but sent to the minors by the Mets.

The White Sox optioned Daniel Hudson, Alejandro De Aza and Brent Lillibridge to Charlotte Knights paring their roster to the required 25 players for opening day.

Nate Robertson was the odd man out in the battle for the last two spots in the Tigers starting rotation after being traded to the Marlins for Jay Voss. Dontrell Willis and Jeremy Bonderman became part of the starting rotation with the trade.

The Orioles continuing to be a haven for ex-Cubs have signed Joey Gathright to a minor league contract.

The Cubs optioned Micah Hoffpauir and Sam Fuld to the Iowa Cubs and released Kevin Millar. Tyler Colvin’s great spring earned him a spot on the opening day roster.





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2 thoughts on “2010 Home Run Goals For Players

  1. Since steroids, home runs have become too prolific. I remember when 500 career home runs was a major milestone, now 500 home runs mean almost nothing. Same goes for 3,000 hits. With the designated hitter rule, the bane of baseball, that record is almost meaningless. Spend your twilight years in the American League to swell your numbers. That is one rule that should be gotten rid of, but as far as the record books go, it is too late.

  2. I agree the record books have been sullied forever by the cheaters who used steroids and the stupid DH rule that only one league uses. I have never figured out what the attraction of the DH rule is. Pitchers in AL are lost as a goose in a caboose when they have to hit in interleague games.

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