cordscords wrote:i hate all this lineup protection crap = 50 hrs. its bonds! lou pinella even walked him with the bases loaded once! expect 40-45 hrs again this year.
dude, the guy hit 70 HRs in one season, and is 3rd overall in career HRs. Dont you think he's able to hit 50 in one season? I think so. Alou, though he wont stop pitchers/managers from walking Bonds more than 150 times, will probably reduce Bonds walks by a fair amount, say around 30. That, combined with the slightly (and I mean slightly) better pitches he'll get with Alou behind him, is enough to allow Bonds to hit 50 HRs.