Hatteburg, Ross, Philips and RA all experienced "carear years" and it helped (along with a weak division) to keep the Reds in the hunt till the end of the season despite predictions, projections and prognostications.
My question is: Was the volume of carear years total conincidence or is there something about Krivsky/Narron/Orginization that helped foster an environment where these carear years could take place....?
One guy has a carear year and it's obviously a fluke. But 4 guys (seems there is someone else but I can't remember..maybe Weathers could be included)? Hatteburg and RA are both "old" and it's freakish that they'd play this well. Ross has never performed like this and Philips had "failed" with the Tribe. So 4 guys with 4 different sets of circumstances yet they all happen to have a carear year the same year.
I just wonder if there is some nebulas orgainizational culture change that has started to happen that will give an extra "boost" to players. Cynics will dimiss it as conicidence. Those who are in Krivsky's corner will likely say "of course, he's just that good". The truth is likely in the middle.
Hard to say, and harder to prove...but it seemed interesting to me.