Thinking back a few years ago where we could be a good team if this or that went right and the if's were people like Paul Wilson, Jimmy Haynes, Pete Harnisch ect. Going into this year the if's are very realistic and scary IF 50% or more of them become real.
If Latos and Cueto develop into bonafide aces.
If Arroyo does what he has done five of the last six years.
If Leake continues to develop into a solid mid-rotation guy.
If either Bailey of Chapman reach 70% of their promise.
If Mesaraco becomes a solid mlb catcher.
If Votto continues to produce at an MVP clip.
If Phillips continues to be the best defensive second baseman in baseball and continues his late season lead-off productivity.
If Cozart can hit .260 and play major league shortstop.
BIG If Rolen can get back to the Rolen of the first half of 2010.
If Jay Bruce could finally look more like Larry Walker than Adam Dunn.
If Stubbs can strikeout 40 times less and turn 10 of those into bunt hits.
If Heisey's 2011 half season numbers are legit.
If Ludwick can hit like he did in St.Louis and not like he did in SD
If Madson continues to move into the upper echelon of closers.
If Marshall gets other teams lefties out the way he dominated Bruce and Votto last year.
If Massett gets back on track.
If Arrendondo returns to his rookie form with the Angels.
This team could be scary good in 2012