4. Crotch Crescent
Don't need one. Honestly, I think wild-card GMs should be allowed to vote, just not for themselves. We've got a small pool of voters as it is.
We lose to Raleigh by 1 (whos getting votes right now for #1 overall) and we dont even make the playoffs?
That doesn't make much sense
UNICORNS! SHOW PONIES! WHERE’S THE BEEF?
I have the best offense in this redraft and am not getting any votes.
^Did you honestly expect any different with Kyle Lohse as your ace?
Beachy's already out for at least two months of the year. Then you've got Santana and Rubby both coming off major arm injuries and who have missed significant portions of the last two seasons. Had you addressed SP depth beyond Oswalt (who looked pretty washed up in 2012), I'd have had you in the playoffs, though I still would have taken Raleigh for the division.
I don't mind not winning, would just like to hear a few opinions on why Dublin doesn't quite stack up.
"Patterned grid world
It waits for you and it has always
Been there from the start"
His rotation is no sure thing either. Skaggs has 29.1 IP in his MLB career and Estrada was just converted from a RP to a SP. Ignoring performance, two pitchers who are questionable regarding innings.
So, Springfield is lacking innings from two spots while Hartford is lacking innings from three. The difference is Oswalt, as well as Valdes and LeRoux who are both capable of spot starts. Obviously Oswalt is the primary backup and will start the season while Beachy is injured. And, while you say he looked washed up, I point out that he was extremely unlucky, with a .378 BABIP and 67 LOB%. His 4.23 FIP and 3.27 xFIP attest to this.
We understand the pitching concern, which is why we have two inning eaters at the top of our rotation and backup in the pen. And, there's no question our offense is superior, as Springfield has Seth Smith cleaning up and question marks littered throughout.
I just think it'd be strange to leave the best offense in the redraft (sorry DaSox, definitely Hartford) out of the playoffs when we accounted for our weakness in total innings pitched and worked as well as we could to fix it without a farm system to call guys up.
I did expect you to make the playoffs though.
Kyle Lohse had a great year last year. Do I expect him to repeat it? No, but he should carry an ERA & FIP to what Bill James predicted for 2013. Sure my starting pitching is not the greatest, its decent. My offense is so great that its going to score like 5-7 runs a game. My bullpen is very good as well.
Actually after looking it over I'd put Hartford over Springfield for 6.
Can someone change my vote?