cordscords wrote:If Howard does hit 50, people shouldnt be expecting him to top that mark again.
In the Modern era only a few players have hit 50 in consecutive seasons.
McGwire and Sosa did it (and they were on 'roids), and A-Rod and Griffey did it.
He isnt anywhere close to being as proven as those guys are, I would label this as a career year.
Well, he is probably going to hit 60 this year. He has more power than anybody I've ever seen and his home park advantage is pretty big.
He still K's a ton but the real knock on him was his splits against lefties. He's doing just fine though and I can even see him improving that area.
I do agree that I would probably pass on him in the first round but he would be a fine second round pick.