Re: the runs scored/allowed theory
The "Ortiz is gone" theory.
Would be nice had they not brought in Dave Williams and all of his stinkiness.
Milton's not going to get better...Well, maybe window dressing better, but he's on a downward spiral because of a degenerative injury, and any improvement will be more a product of luck than anything else.
Harang's proven himself as the lynchpin of the staff, and it wouldn't be crazy to submit that Claussen could be next year's Harang, but after those two we're left with Chaff, Dreck, and Poo, with an occasional cameo by a fella named Tripe.
In other words, the starting staff will be there to hand out runs to their opponents at a prolific pace yet again, and the offense would need to score in excess of 900 runs to make the club competitive.
That doesn't happen very often.