Re: Fearless Prediction: Starters Will Out-Perform Relievers in '06
If the rotation can give us a collective 5.00 ERA, the bullpen a collective 4.50 ERA, and we manage to score the same amount of runs as last year, we'll be an above .500 squad.
I imagine we won't score quite as many runs, but think the 5.00/4.50 ERAs are definitely possible. Wagner had a solid k/bb and k/9 last, which are pretty good indicators of future success. Coffee is probably going to need to miss a few more bats if he's ever going to be really successful, but his control was excellent.
This rotation is really going to need to count on Harang to be it's anchor, if not it's ace. If he gets hurt, look out.