chichpsalm wrote:I am in line with GDormz on how he'll do. The wild part is that we think of last year as a disappointment for him. Dunn is the Reds' best player, and not even he can match Howard's 144 OPS+ and 47 HR.
According to the Phillies Site, DC is right on with the numbers. Howard wants 10M, they wanna give him 7. I see them settling that rather quickly. Cant they just agree on 8.5 and go on their way.
But as far as my predictions, i think he will perform much better than last year. Im thinking .276, 50 hrs, 100 RBIs, 80 Rs...
Hope this helps...
Look, take the time to actually check Howard's stats before you start throwing numbers out there- It looks like some subsequent posters are relying on your numbers.
First, if Howard performs as you predict, and hits 50 HRs, he's going to score alot more than 80 runs and will have alot more than 100 RBIs. Even Adam Dunn, who does nothing but hit solo homeruns, cracks 100 RBIs a year.
Now you say Howard will "perform better than last year" - Well last year he had 136 RBIs and scored 94 runs. And then the year before that he scored 104 runs and had 149 RBIs. So I think you can look for him to be around 105 runs and 140 RBIs.
The big thing will be that he will have to calm down on the Ks- he set the major league strikeout record last year despite spending a stint on the DL and registering only 529 at-bats.