tfrizz wrote:MWB wrote:KennyTheKangaroo wrote:Too many variables w the jays. Do not want.
Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing. A ton of strikeouts, as TL said, and also quite a few guys who haven't proven themselves to be consistently good. Also some health question marks. If Dickey, Morrow, and Cabrera can approach last year's success, and Johnson, Morrow, and Reyes can stay healthy, and Lawrie can continue to progress, they could be very good. That's a lot of very big "ifs" though.
They looked like a wildcard contender last year until Morrow, Bautista, and Lawrie got hurt. I can't see them not making playoffs with these changes, but it's a whole different beast beyond that.
I'm somewhat confident that the Ray's rotation is going to be dominant and the offense competent enough for them to finish about the Jays. It's really down to what happens with the yankees. They let a lot of offense walk in the offseason and of course lost rodriguez and granderson to injury. I just think they're built to beat up on meagre pitching all regular season, and then flop in the playoffs again.