Schmidt is reportedly ahead of schedule with his rehab, and expects to be 100 percent by the time April rolls around. Besides his outstanding 2003 season, which gave him the ERA title and second place in the Cy Young run, Schmidt tossed a 2-0 shutout in the playoffs against the Florida Marlins.
A lot of the Giants' success will depend on the health of their ace, but everything seems to be on track as of today, and Schmidt and manager, Felipe Alou, both feel confident and optimistic about Schmidt's performance and future in the 2004 season.
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