Originally Posted by TRF
Not sure i agree with that. They upgraded 3B, have a nice rotation and bullpen. Signed hill to a decent contract, and BTW, an argument can be made he was the best offensive 2B in the NL last year. Montero has been great the last two seasons. I see no visible difference between Kubel and our own Ryan Ludwick. They have a few holes, but they are fixable.
Sleeper team in the NL, without a doubt.
I've been looking them over... and they are changing my initial opinion of them.
Sleeper or asleep? Always nice to throw out a bad team on paper and predict great things, but here's what they have:
That is a lineup that will struggle to score runs, very thin in power and even worse speed.
Rotation: Kennedy, McCarthy, Cahill, Miley, and ?????? Hudson coming off TJ surgery, McCarthy coming off a line drive to the head, so who knows how he'll react.
Bullpen: Putz, Hernandez, Bell and worse from there
They are gonna be in a dogfight with Colorado for the basement. A clear rebuild. Maybe they'll be the April surprise and get eveyone excited. Gotta have one of them every year.