Re: Erardi- "Speed and defense": Is the defense as good as we're being told?
Originally Posted by Always Red
And yet I would argue that the current defense is better (maybe even much better?) than the one that started the 2008 season.
C, RF, and LF are all improved on defense. SS? maybe? probably? who knows.
Are we enough better to not just offset the loss of our most productive offensive players but also improve our differential by another 100 runs?
I think that's the bigger concern. We're not really any better. We're just a differently composed mediocre.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.