What if Claussen and Harang continue to improve?
What if Arroyo gives us what he gave Boston last year?
What if Milton's ST appearance is legit and he gives us an ERA under 5.00?
What if the offense repeats its league leading performance from last year?
What if Coffey and Wagner get their stuff together and become real relievers?
What if Womack is released and Freel starts 120 games at 2B?
What if Junior stays healthy and starts 140 games in CF?
What if Austin Kearns gets back the swing that Fat Toad smushed?
What if Encarnacion becomes more consistent on both sides of the ball?
So... what if everything goes as good as one could reasonably expect?
Where does that put us?
I look at all of that, pretend everything goes well and nothing big goes wrong, and still don't see us winning more than 88-90 games -- and that's that 1% chance we saw in the sims. Now I'm as optimistic as the next guy, but I'm curious what Krivsky's plan for this next offseason is. Right now, we just don't have the talent to get it done -- even best case scenario. Help from the minors is 2 years away at best. Purse string can't open up significantly until attendence does.
Though Krvisky seems to have a much better grasp on utilizing resources at the major league level than O'Brien did, we still have a major talent deficit that needs to be addressed. Are we stuck until (and if) Bailey, Wood, etc. arrive? Thoughts?