Re: Erardi- "Speed and defense": Is the defense as good as we're being told?
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
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.
Well said. I completely agree.
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