Im pretty neutral to slightly bearish on Bags this yr. If he falls too far, Ill take him, but Im certainly not going to pay full price for him.
Houston's offense is very good, dont get me wrong, but I see some chinks in the armor. Maybe Kent's best yrs were with Bonds. Berkman needs to improve to become the elite OF he should be. Bagwell could be over the hill. Ensberg could have a sophomore slump. Now, I wouldnt bet on all these things happening, but its a scenario that isnt that much of a stretch. Im just playing devils advocate.
He should put up good numbers, .285-30-100-100 but....
Has anyone mentioned his deterioating shoulder injury that will probably force him to retire eventually? or the fact he is one of the streakiest (?) players in the game? He went some insane about of AB last year without a rbi!
I don't like him I think that there are better options at 1st. I wouldn't pick him before the 5th.
Bags will be just fine, no need for justification that he will put up similiar numbers, just trust that the guy performs every year even when his arm isn't all that well. Knowing his injury and knowing what it feels like in that area to swing a bat leads me to believe he will put up better numbers than last year, especially knowing that Berkman and Kent had down years making his numbers a little less also. This year that won't be the case. Top 7...yes!