I agree with that assessment chili, but I think it will seem less miraculous if Kevin Brown's healthy and the team has the best ERA in the NL.
If Beltre improves (no surgical complications this year), Jordan renews himself outside of Turner Field (a bad park for RH powr hitters) and they find so much as one table-setter (McKay Christenson?), I think the offense can be all right.
And, trust me, I know the Dodgers are a long shot. I'm just placing my trust in the Sheffield Effect. The '92 Brewers shouldn't have improved from the previous year. The '98-'00 Dodgers shouldn't have been as bad as they were. Yet it happened. It's part faith and part seeing that buttdart now stuck in Atlanta's haunches.
<small>[ 04-02-2002, 05:04 PM: Message edited by: M2 ]</small>
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