Originally Posted by redssince75
The goal isn't to win the division. The goal is to win the playoffs. The answer is, whatever it takes to beat the good teams in the playoffs. 0-3 vs. the Phillies wasn't good enough in 2010. And 2-3 vs. the Giants (after starting 2-0) wasn't good last year. And how we're doing against these caliber teams in the regular season is indicative of how we'll probably do in the playoffs, IMO.
That's assuming that all things are equal. That Marshall and Broxton aren't back. That Ludwick isn't back. That no trades have been made. That everyone is playing the same now as they would be in the playoffs.