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    I don't see how in the World it's possible for this team to win less than 85 games...

    Here's why.....

    I think I'm being pretty conservative here....

    Volquez....................17 Wins
    Harang.....................16 Wins
    Arroyo......................13 Wins
    Cueto.......................12 Wins
    Owings.......................8 Wins
    Bailey.........................5 Wins

    That right there is 71 Wins. I expect the remaining Pitchers that will put in significant time with the team to average 2 Wins each.

    Nick Masset (R)............2 Wins
    Daryl Thompson (R).......2 Wins
    Francisco Cordero (R)....2 Wins
    Jared Burton (R)...........2 Wins
    David Weathers (R).......2 Wins
    Arthur Rhodes (L).........2 Wins
    Bill Bray (L)..................2 Wins
    Mike Lincoln (R)............2 Wins
    Ramon Ramirez (R)........2 Wins
    Josh Roenicke (R).........2 Wins
    Aaron Fultz (L).............2 Wins
    Daniel Herrera (L)..........2 Wins

    That's another 24 wins for a total of 95 Wins. And, I thought those were very conservative estimates. I see about 5 wins from Daryl Thompson. Harang may not get 8 wins, so a big dropoff could go there. Volquez might not win 10 games, so a big dropoff could go there.

    But, my point is that our starting pitchers are among the 7 best staffs in all of baseball.

    If I wanted to be really conservative and account for possible injuries and poor hitting, I could go like this:

    Volquez....................15 Wins
    Harang.....................13 Wins
    Arroyo......................12 Wins
    Cueto.......................12 Wins
    Owings.......................6 Wins
    Bailey.........................4 Wins
    Thompson...................5 Wins

    But, that's still 67 Wins, and assuming the remaining pitchers average 2 Wins each that would still add 22 Wins to the 67 for a Total of 89 Wins.

    We are last year's Arizona Diamondbacks. Outstanding Starting pitching every game without a ton of power and a lot of youth in the lineup.

    They threw 9 shutouts. They were shutout 6 times themselves. They led their division for 136 Days, before fading. Their longest losing streak was 6. Their longest winning streak was 8. They got off to a red-hot start and were 20-8 (lost 2 of 3 to the REDS Opening Weekend) at the end of April, before finishing 82-80, 2 games out of 1st place as Miracle Manny overtook them. (They went 4-15 from Aug 22-Sep 14)

    With our great starting pitching, we have a really great chance to have a really fast start.
    Last edited by Kingspoint; 03-18-2009 at 06:59 PM.


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