Pogotheostrich wrote:He's always had the talent and I don't think it is that much of a stretch for him to repeat last year's numbers.
He seemed happier in Atlanta last year and more willing to play through some bumps and bruises. If he stays with the Braves I don't see why he can't repeat.
While I'm not going to predict numbers like that (or even really close to it probably) he does seem to play better in Atlanta. I'm thinking something along the lines of 94/26/87/.290 if he's healthy again. Not bad, and he has all the talent to duplicate '04, but remember that it was a contract year.
Maybe a change of scenery is what he needed. Too bad he couldn't have done something like that with STL.