Re: Can Homer win 20 games?
Originally Posted by RedsfaninMT
Easy now. If they stay healthy the staff might have a couple of 18 game winners. I'd be thrilled with 3 winning 16+ games, but without looking it up, I can't remember the last time a team had MULTIPLE 20 game winners.
The dominant staff of my lifetime (and according to ESPN, any lifetime) was the Braves staff of Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Millwood, Negale, and IIRC there weren't even two 20 game winners there, but I sure could be wrong about that.
No doubt somebody on here knows immediately the last team with 2 20 game winners?
I foresee less faith in the bullpen and more innings for the starters. Plus a MUCH improved offense (hence more leads for the starters). It wouldn't shock me to see 2 starters with 20+ and a third just missing the mark 18 or so.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.