Thom Brennamen had a few interesting words about stealing bases during yesterday's broadcast. I'm paraphrasing:
Drew Stubbs: If he gets on enough, he'll steal 50 or 60 bases falling out of bed. IF HE GETS ON ENOUGH.
Brandon Phillips: He SHOULD steal 30 bases, and Joey Votto SHOULD steal 20.
Personally, I think if these three get close to those numbers, it would be huge. I also think Thom is implying it likely won't, and perhaps tossing out some blame for that. I'm of the same mind. Heck, I was waiting for Tavares to steal 100 last year, but by about the end of June, after watching him stand on the bag (the few times he did get on), and yelling RUN so loud my throat would hurt, I realized something was wrong. This team wasn't going to run like they should have.
And I'm pessimistic that the 2010 team will run like they should.