Originally Posted by cincrazy
It wasn't a team with a ton of power, nor did they get on base at a good percentage. What role did the offense play in the team winning a championship? Was the bullpen and rotation so incredibly good that it overcame a weak offense, or did the offense do its part despite the weak statistical numbers?
The offense and rotation were good. The bullpen was lights out incredible.
The offense really had a little bit of everything at every position. Well, with the exception of speed at catcher or first.
It was a team where the #5 outfielder put up a 100 OPS+. The backup catcher put up a 90. The spare infielder put up a 94. It was a team very deep in guys who were having very good (but not great) years. The same thing happened in 99.