"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
You said I have no credibility based on that. But yeah, the strawman cometh round that goes around, eh?
Harang, Arroyo and Volquez are a pretty decent 1-2-3. Cueto is a work in progress. Belisle has been 3 kinds of terrible.
They can start to improve pitching by fixing the mess in the corner outfield spots and by never starting Jerry Hairston at SS again. DFA Mike Lincoln and Josh Fogg and replace them with some young hard-throwers. Go shopping in the offseason.
Things are certainly better than they've been the last 7 or 8 years. At least now they've got 3 rotation spots locked down and the closer spot sewn up.
24 Years and Counting...