well at least more than most preseason predictors do. Three of the six writers pick them for second. And the best is Ken Davidoff, my new favorite writer who writes the following:
"There is hope at ATT Park again. The addition of Barry Zito to complement young starters Cain, Lowry and Sanchez, (as well as the veteran Morris)gives SF a formidable starting rotation. While Armando Benitez leaves much to be desired, Bruce Bochy made his name in San Diego by skillfully utilizing relievers. Barry Bonds doesn't have great lineup protection, yet there are enough role players like Rich Aurilia and Dave Roberts to help get some runs in." Here's the best part:
What to expect: "A wild card slot and then the NL PENNANT, although Bonds will lose to his former manager Jim Leyland and the Tigers in the World Series."