And you don't take into account the different from this ball club from 1st half to 2nd half. We kept patching our rotation in the 1st half, that didn't happen in the 2nd half.
Originally Posted by Kelly Gruber
You also fail to realize that maybe this team gets better, you never know. It could easily get worse too, but you act like this team will be the exact same team or worse, not improve. That's all I see in posts regarding us. We have a very young ball club and it looks as if we'll make some moves. Wait til we see these teams play.
the issue is that you will really be fighting history if you do anywhere close to that record again next year.
Originally Posted by WolvesJagsOs
Assuming you keep the same team on the field, you are probably a 75-80 win team.
Never has a team had that sort of success in one and two run games and came back the following season anywhere close to repeating the same record. If you win 83 games next year, it will be a record sort of feat.
The O's look like a 75 win team on paper, that could be improved by some rotation improvements this off-season, and they have a core that could improve as well. But history is against you.
I personally would like to see the O's do well though. They and the Rays.