godallahstar wrote:do you guys seriously think from here on out that bonds and hudson will outperform zambrano and manny?
I don't think its an unreasonable expectation. Hudson's splitter is back. You know, the one he had when he was a top-10 pitcher for like 5 years straight? He'll have more wins than Zambrano (better pen, better or equal offense), fewer Ks (although not as bad as last year), better WHIP, similar ERA.
As for Bonds, he could easily put up numbers similar to Manny's. He's been down-graded these past few years because of injury concerns and now he's healthy.
It's a close thing, but both Bonds and Hudson are probably going to out-perform their draft slot this year.