Agreed. Also, all those rookie starters aren't rookies anymore. You'd tend to think they will improve, given a year of MLB experience under their belts.
The only hole I can see is catcher, but you may recall we had several holes last season (catcher, third, second, shortstop) and won the division. I guess we may be in pretty decent shape as is.
"That seems strange to say but does it reflect arrogance or stubbornness?"
Or confidence? I have no idea why he tanked last season but the guy has obvious talent. Someone needs to get his batting stroke back to where it was in 2011. He looked terrific then.