I haven't given the bench any thought, but if Castro, Rizzo and Samardzija can each put up five wins next season, then maybe we've got a shot.
I'm not going to play reasonable number games until we're in Spring Training, but after a peek at the depth chart, if nobody else breaks two wins on the roster, then that's our ticket to the playoffs. Big, unexpected, stupid fun, All-Star seasons out of the young core.
EDIT: If Rizzo goes all '05 Derrek Lee on us, then I suppose Castro could take it easy next year. Garza and Samardzija would have to push each other, however.
I'm just going to pencil Rizzo in for 7 wins and Castro for 3.5. Samardzija and Garza can decide between the two of them who wants to bring 4 or 6 to the party. That just leaves the 21 others to net ~20 wins. No problem.
Last edited by Yagyu+; 12-07-2012 at 05:04 AM.
McCarthy would be so nice. His twitter is so funny!
No but really, if they can keep him healthy the whole time then he's awesome.
Rizzo did 2.2 in half a season last year.
I wouldn't pencil him in for 5, but it's definitely somewhere in the bell curve of his projection.
What happened to the D-Backs is what we in the biz like to call "variance," and it can happen to any team in either direction. Sometimes a 90-win team wins 81, and sometimes a team like the Orioles wins 90+.
That's why it's always good to give yourself at least a chance with a decent roster each year.
They stole an LDS from us that they had no business being in, so screw them.
Its pretty funny how we've been extremely active this offseason, yet we're still very boring.
Baker, Feldman, Camp, Kyuji, Stewart, Schierholz were all signed/resigned, yet its all very meh.
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Kyle "Cheetah" Fuller
Yeah, basically same off-season as last year without a Rizzo type trade.. Yet
The Rizzo trade happened after New Years last year. So, still plenty of time for them to pull off a similar trade this off season, which I expect them to do.