In response to Triumph-'s comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to parhunter55's comment:
I think the current roster is already more of a team than at any time last season, and they haven't even had their first official full team workout!!!
On paper, our team was better on opening day 2012 than it is now.
Beckett also yapped about it being the best team ever.
How that work out?
We all know how it worked out, but the fact is that team (at the time) was better on paper than this year's team is now (on paper).
SP) Bard > Lackey
RF) CRoss/Sweeeny< Victorino
Looking back now, we may flip some of these arrows, but after 2013, we might flip them back the other way as well.
This team may have more "heart" and less "cancer in the clubhouse", but projecting 2013 based on their recent 2-3 year performances and trends does not look as good as what we expected last February.