Re: So What Is Different, If Anything, From This Year's Team To Last Year's?
Mostly a combination of good young players aging and good luck in that veterans are all producing at the same time.
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.