Originally Posted by Cyclone792
Runs scored = 820
Runs allowed with average pitching and average defense = ~720
Pyt. winning percentage with 820 runs scored and 720 runs allowed = .565
.565 winning percentage = 91-92 wins
Cyclone - let's take it a step further - lets keep Harang & Claussen. We need three more starters on average - who might have been FA's last year. Clement was almost a Red - so add that one. Let's not add Milton. Now we need two starters that were FA's last year. So a Derek Lowe, Jon Lieber, Kevin Millwood, Russ Ortiz, Kris Benson, plus the lower-tiered guys that I have missed could be added.
That's a pennant race.