So the questin is where do the extra 10-12 wins come from when our fluke 1 run win record comes back to reality?What makes them Fluke wins?
How about all of the young arms we've been waiting on....I'm not saying all of them are all of a sudden going to be great but we only need about 2 of them to be consistent starters. And by that I mean eat up an average of 5 2/3 or even 6 full innings then relying on the bullpen to match up and bring in JJ in the 9th. Why can't JJ remain a top 5 closer?
Who imporoves that much?
What exactly does he need to improve on?
How much do you really expect Machado to improve both defensivelyu and offensively?
Again nobody said it was a terrible team. it's just not a playoff team.Any baseball fan would disagree with you....Because not only were they not only were they a playoff team (and well deserving of it) they were a very tough team that alot of teams I'm sure didn't want on their schedule come the later months of last season.
Isn't this what we said last year? Because we took that next step last year. I mean yeah, we got Hammel, but nobody thought he was going to be the ACE on a playoff team and he still missed damn there half the season. We got Reynolds, did anyone really expect him to come in and hit 40+ HRs? No, because I remember everyone being down on him from his strikeouts....Did anyone expect Davis to contribute in the capacity he did?
And next year there is still nobody to step up and help us to take the next step
Are you familiar with the phrase "addition by subtraction" because that's exactly what happened with the releasing of Mark Reynolds...Granted Chris Davis strikes out alot too, but he also hit more HRs, more RBIs, and hit for a higher AVG. We just need someone to teach him how to field 1B.
That is why you fix one position a year. You dont skip a year hoping especially when you have only one top 100 prospect in the field.
It's like you're saying it was primarily luck or something and four of those guys were playing at a high level before their injuries.
I mean, we did something that hasn't been done in 100 years last season right? Why is our one-run and extra inning records "flukes" and not accomplishments?
Who is it that we kept that you think had some right to stay or that is going to significantly improve? Jones, Markakis, Hardy, Wieters, Davis, and even Machado.
Weren't you one of the people who said Toronto will likely win the division
OK is jaked really OTM or do they know each other? If not I believe they should meet, they would get along well
but stuff like this is why people like OTM and I are saying let things play out, don't jump to conclusions and change things before we know if they need to be changed or not.
Every year for the past 5 before the season we here about how this team made some moves and will grow and improve and these prospects will get better and push for .500. We FINALLY have a good season and some guys play well and we hear "oh it was smoke and mirrors we didn't sign anyone we can't do it againYou see skins, these are just a few O's fans who are excited about this season. They are also fans who know a little bit about the game too. They like what they see and they want to see it grow. They'd rather be a little more upbeat. Afterall, this is the team that won 93 games last season. Oh, and made the playoffs too. Same young guys but with another year under their belt.
Forget it Kpk they make it up as they go along. Nobody ever said what they said. I asked questions that thy don't want to or cant answer.No one is making anything up as they go along. Actually if anybody is, its you by "adding mediocre players" and then predicting, preaching and pushing how much better they make the team. Based on what? Your gut? Hmm.
You see skins, these are just a few O's fans who are excited about this season. They are also fans who know a little bit about the game too
No one is making anything up as they go along
The bullpen is still elite. However it will be hard to improve on last season.