I'm curious to see those Wallace to Lowrie/Altuve to lee double plays on defense.
The arms may or may not be bad news bear-ish, but the infield range is looking like it will be flat out terrible.
I mean on a given night.======
Yeah, but over the course of a whole season, I think it will at the very least be a push if not better on offense with the current lineup vs the half seasons we got from all the players last year.
The relief pitching will be a pleasant surprise this year
the pre all star versus post all star split for runs scored is 3.89/game per, 3.67 post. Add in Lowrie and Castro and subtract out Barmes and the various scrubs that we used as a #2 catcher and you pretty much get a push. Assuming of course that Castro is not terrible this year.
The pitching got better in the 2nd half while the hitting got worse.
yeah, but from a strictly runs scored standpoint. It is hard to tell why the record was better in the 2nd half. the batting got worse while the pitching got better, so it could almost be considered a push.
Maybe the competition was easier?
Over or Under 65 wins next season.... Over, they'll be in the hunt, maybe back page by All Star break, late half dazzle
Over UnderJD Matinez 20 Home runs.... Over, 25 hmrs.
Over UnderJose Altuve .285 BA 5 Home runs.... All-Star selection, 8 hmrs.
Over UnderCarlos Lee 20 Home runs.... Over, 25 hmrs.
Over UnderBud Norris 12wins... Era 3.50.....10 wins, 4.00era
Over UnderJed Lowrie 100 Games started..... Over, if Nipsy Russell is unavailable