Kingspoint

03-18-2009, 07:55 PM

Here's why.....

I think I'm being pretty conservative here....

Volquez....................17 Wins

Harang.....................16 Wins

Arroyo......................13 Wins

Cueto.......................12 Wins

Owings.......................8 Wins

Bailey.........................5 Wins

That right there is 71 Wins. I expect the remaining Pitchers that will put in significant time with the team to average 2 Wins each.

Nick Masset (R)............2 Wins

Daryl Thompson (R).......2 Wins

Francisco Cordero (R)....2 Wins

Jared Burton (R)...........2 Wins

David Weathers (R).......2 Wins

Arthur Rhodes (L).........2 Wins

Bill Bray (L)..................2 Wins

Mike Lincoln (R)............2 Wins

Ramon Ramirez (R)........2 Wins

Josh Roenicke (R).........2 Wins

Aaron Fultz (L).............2 Wins

Daniel Herrera (L)..........2 Wins

That's another 24 wins for a total of 95 Wins. And, I thought those were very conservative estimates. I see about 5 wins from Daryl Thompson. Harang may not get 8 wins, so a big dropoff could go there. Volquez might not win 10 games, so a big dropoff could go there.

But, my point is that our starting pitchers are among the 7 best staffs in all of baseball.

If I wanted to be really conservative and account for possible injuries and poor hitting, I could go like this:

Volquez....................15 Wins

Harang.....................13 Wins

Arroyo......................12 Wins

Cueto.......................12 Wins

Owings.......................6 Wins

Bailey.........................4 Wins

Thompson...................5 Wins

But, that's still 67 Wins, and assuming the remaining pitchers average 2 Wins each that would still add 22 Wins to the 67 for a Total of 89 Wins.

We are last year's Arizona Diamondbacks. Outstanding Starting pitching every game without a ton of power and a lot of youth in the lineup.

They threw 9 shutouts. They were shutout 6 times themselves. They led their division for 136 Days, before fading. Their longest losing streak was 6. Their longest winning streak was 8. They got off to a red-hot start and were 20-8 (lost 2 of 3 to the REDS Opening Weekend) at the end of April, before finishing 82-80, 2 games out of 1st place as Miracle Manny overtook them. (They went 4-15 from Aug 22-Sep 14)

With our great starting pitching, we have a really great chance to have a really fast start.

I think I'm being pretty conservative here....

Volquez....................17 Wins

Harang.....................16 Wins

Arroyo......................13 Wins

Cueto.......................12 Wins

Owings.......................8 Wins

Bailey.........................5 Wins

That right there is 71 Wins. I expect the remaining Pitchers that will put in significant time with the team to average 2 Wins each.

Nick Masset (R)............2 Wins

Daryl Thompson (R).......2 Wins

Francisco Cordero (R)....2 Wins

Jared Burton (R)...........2 Wins

David Weathers (R).......2 Wins

Arthur Rhodes (L).........2 Wins

Bill Bray (L)..................2 Wins

Mike Lincoln (R)............2 Wins

Ramon Ramirez (R)........2 Wins

Josh Roenicke (R).........2 Wins

Aaron Fultz (L).............2 Wins

Daniel Herrera (L)..........2 Wins

That's another 24 wins for a total of 95 Wins. And, I thought those were very conservative estimates. I see about 5 wins from Daryl Thompson. Harang may not get 8 wins, so a big dropoff could go there. Volquez might not win 10 games, so a big dropoff could go there.

But, my point is that our starting pitchers are among the 7 best staffs in all of baseball.

If I wanted to be really conservative and account for possible injuries and poor hitting, I could go like this:

Volquez....................15 Wins

Harang.....................13 Wins

Arroyo......................12 Wins

Cueto.......................12 Wins

Owings.......................6 Wins

Bailey.........................4 Wins

Thompson...................5 Wins

But, that's still 67 Wins, and assuming the remaining pitchers average 2 Wins each that would still add 22 Wins to the 67 for a Total of 89 Wins.

We are last year's Arizona Diamondbacks. Outstanding Starting pitching every game without a ton of power and a lot of youth in the lineup.

They threw 9 shutouts. They were shutout 6 times themselves. They led their division for 136 Days, before fading. Their longest losing streak was 6. Their longest winning streak was 8. They got off to a red-hot start and were 20-8 (lost 2 of 3 to the REDS Opening Weekend) at the end of April, before finishing 82-80, 2 games out of 1st place as Miracle Manny overtook them. (They went 4-15 from Aug 22-Sep 14)

With our great starting pitching, we have a really great chance to have a really fast start.