Re: The Success of this Season hinges on ______
A lot of people were upset/confused when we traded for Broxton last year because everyone thought we were fine and didn't need bullpen help. So our bullpen this year is the same as April-July last year, outside of the 9th inning. Plus Massett is back, Parra is in, Bray is gone, and Hoover/Simon have more experience.
In other words,I'm fine with the pen.
To answer the original question,
If Frazier stinks up the joint, Choo is bad in CF, and Chapman fails as a 5th starter, I think we're still WS contenders.
If Joey's knee bothers him or Cueto/Latos are out an extended period of time, we're in for trouble in the division, let alone playoffs.
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