posted at 12/3/2012 9:19 AM EST
In response to EnchiladaT's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
As of now, we do not have a good team. Oakland & Balt are better than us, as are many other teams.
Some underestimate Oaklands pitching, it is very good. Do you agree?
Their by far leader in IP , Tommy Milone, had the benefit of not being around for a while (the more times a batter faces a pitcher, the more it favors the hitter). Tommy had an unimpressive H/9 , a very average ERA, and not nerly enough K's. K's are a good indication of "upside", so their #1 (in terms of innings pitched) is kind of mediocre.
Behind Milone, was Parker, who gave up 3 BB/IP and dissapointed regarding strikeouts. #3 was Bartolo.
Regarding offense: Reddick was their #1 batter in terms of PA and had a very average .768 OPS. Despite a hot start, he was hitting eigth in their lineup by end of season. Jemile Weeks is a good defender, but he doesn't have the bat of his brother (not even close).
Cespedes and Crisp are awesome. But I dont expect teh As to make the playoffs this year.
McCarthy , probably their best pitcher in terms of stats, is a free agent coming off a concussion.