Re: Joel Hanrahan Trade Pushes Red Sox Near Top of AL East
posted at 12/24/2012 10:04 AM EST
In response to Alibiike's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
1-We should be in the top-3 in the league in offense.
2-Should have a better than averge ERA.
We got Napoli (maybe) for Agon, Gomes for Crawford, and Victorino for Ross. How does that put us in the top three? If anything, the offense is worse with those guys and defensively, only Victorino is better.
As far as the ERA goes, the BP may have a good ERA (which it did last year), but the SP is no better. In fact, we don't know how Lackey coming off surgery, and Dempster pitching in the ALE, are going to do. Besides, better than average ERA doesn't a playoff team make.
Do what I did. Add up all the OPS from the regulars, add in a number for the bench, and divide by 10. Compare that to the OPS from all the other teams. LMK what you come up with.
And the rotation will have a league-average or better ERA, and the BP is excellent.
And just to see where your mathematical abilities lie, if a team has, say the #6 ERA, and the #3 offense in the AL, how many games to you think they'll win?