Originally Posted by texasdave
Don't make any playoff plans then.
I know there's a lot of differing opinions on it, but I think our offense is going to be really good next year. By good I mean the final product, they'll still be really frustrating at times. Without revamping the entire team I don't see how it is going to be fixed though. You gotta figure Cozart is going to give us a lot more than we had this year. Same with Heisey/Alonso or a cardboard cutout in LF. With Francisco and Rolen I also think we'll get more from 3B. That's improving an above average offense imo.
My biggest concern is our bullpen. I really have no faith in most of the guys we have...like none. The rotation needs help and I'd love to make a big deal for Shields. Our defense will be very good as usual, I just hope we have guys that can get people out.
I'm a homer obviously but I expect us to win the division next year. Especially with the unknowns in St. Louis and Milwaukee.