Using RMR calculator, I got the same bottom line results--98-64. Plugging Choo into that lineup added over 100 runs to the bottom line. So even with a little pitching regression, Walt shored up the lineup enough to ensure similar expected results. Of course, also figuring a full year of Votto and all else being pretty much status quo adds to the bottom line, with Bruce improving and even with some regression by Ludwick, this is a solid roster.
Stating the obvious, but good to churn through the numbers and see it. At the risk of being crass, watching the offense day after day was like a bad case of constipation with the top of the order problems. It now appears to be free flowing with a lot more Choo