uss mariner thinks pujols will surpass 73 homers this year for a simple reason: the entire sport has an interest in purging the steroid stain from the record books:
something to ponder.
i think albert might do it because he doesn't care whether he does it or not; he just wants to win. come to think of it, i don't care whether or not he gets the record either, and i'd venture a large minority (if not the majority) of cardinal fans feel the same as i do. so you may have a situation where the cardinals' opponents and their fans are pulling harder for pujols than he is and we are. funny.
per baseball prospectus' kevin goldstein, at least one scout out there remains skeptical of anthony reyes (as noted by sdrone in this morning's thread):
game thread is up early because i'm flying to st louis tonight -- family function this weekend. i might extend my stay long enough to pay a first visit to the new stadium monday. let's see, who are the probables . . . . oswalt v marquis? the guy i spent all morning bad-mouthing in the comments?
serves me right, i suppose. well, maybe the kid'll throw a no-hitter and mash two homers. c'mon, jason, hummmm baby . . . .