Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22
Kind of off topic, but how much of last year was due to his roster? Put him on the Astros and how much does he win? Showalter did it last year with a bunch of reclamation projects and a stingy bullpen. The Giants number 4 pitcher last year would have started opening day in Baltimore. They didn't win a pennant, but they also finished about 20 games over what every major pundit predicted.
95% of a team is the roster. But then you get into the playoffs and its a crapshoot. Baltimore was the 5th best team in the AL last season. They got into the playoffs because Bud wanted to add a 2nd WC.
IMO the Giants rotation is overrated. Are you really singing the praises of Lincecum and Zito?