CubsFan7724 wrote:Barmes? Did you do his projection based on his blistering start? Thats not a good way to project numbers. Pujols may win the triple crown this year.
Yes, I did. And what exactly leads you to believe that he won't keep hitting well all year? His good minor league numbers, not striking out a lot, hitting in Coors, and hitting in front of Helton? Counting 2004 (and a very brief 2003) , he's hitting .351 in 225 ABs with only 33 K. If you're going to rip someone on the boards, back it up with something. I'm interested in REASONS why he won't.
Barmes won't even be in the top 10.
Yes he will.
The Punisher wrote:
You almost know its going to be Pujols or Helton, its basically a race between those two. Barmes shouldnt even be considered. I hate it when people take how well a player is doing the first month and they say thats how he is going to perform for rest the of the year(with the exception of Brian Roberts
...ok maybe im being a hypocrite)
Yes, you are.
wavetide007 wrote:TAKE BARMES OFF THERE
big shot wrote:juan pierre said its his goal this year to win the batting title if that means anything
Pierre should have been the first guy mentioned that I left off the list. .305 in 2003, .326 in 2004, hits lefties and righties, and he'll be 27 this year, an age when most hitters break out. In addition, he now has 2 big hitters behind him.
Basically, I wouldn't have posted Barmes if I didn't think there wouldn't be a minor stir caused. I'm interested in anyone's valid reasons why he CAN'T keep it up other than "BARMES STINKS, PUJOLS RULZ!!!1"
I realize that projection could come back and ruin my credibility in future postings, but it was mainly just to get some conversation going. Safe predictions are boring, and I'll be the first to re-open the post at the end of the year if I'm way off.