Jordan Tuwiner wrote:and most people agree they played over their heads last year,” the scout said.
Who are all the people who had a great year? With exception of the bullpen more people underperformed or didnt perform for the whole year. Who on offense had a good year besides AJ and CDavis. CD could take a step back but considering his age he most likely will be better. Who else had a great year??? Certainly not Markakis, Reimold,Weiters, Machado, Hardy, 2b, Reynolds, McClouth...These listed either has a subpar year or didnt perform more than a half a season.
Who had a great year as starters except for Chen? Gonzo was only a partial year and so was Tilman? IF they do slip we have very good depth so someone will step up. I also see the Calvary as ready as they have ever been for various reasons.
I totally disagree what he said about Hammel. I think Hammel looks like a guy turning into a veteran where it all clicks. I see him as a AS game candidate and a top 10 Cy Young vote getter.
Yes, JJ and Strop might not have as good as stats as last year but these two have great stuff..great stuff...they werent just lucky. And with Hunter and others and a true long man we have depth and it should be a fresher pen without carrying Gregg like we did.
We filled so many huge holes that we the 1st half of the year with last year (LF,3b, leadoff, starting pitching, defense) that we get a better team from day one. We have great D..We have Ptiching Depth...And I think there is logical reason to believe more people will step up in 2013 than step back.