Re: There was nothing wrong with the 2012 Sox
posted at 10/8/2012 6:50 PM EDT
In response to ADG's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
You agree with him, BUT, it's also the manager and the injuries. So you aren't agreeing with him. And I love your comment "if every pitcher had pitched just to their averages, it would have been totally different". That's a lot of ifs when you include the entire staff. You could almost say that for every team.
And it wasn't JUST the pitching. The lineup stunk.
TX led the league with 4.99 RPG.
Until Papi got hurt, we were averaging 5.00 RPG, good enough to lead the league in scoring. If our lineup was-
for 150 games, we have led the league in scoring by a healthy margin.
That's a big IF. Go through every team.
1. If Mike Trout was on the Angels all year.
2. If Colby Lewis didn't get hurt
3. If the Yankees didn't have injuries
4. If Markakis didn't get hurt.
None of that has any bearing on our offense.
For example, Trout played 139 games. If you gave the LAA another 23 Trout games, and we got another 430 games from Gonzo, Pedey, Aviles, Youk/WMB, CC, Ellsbury, Ross and Papi, we'd have outscored them by 100 runs easily.
How many offensive games did those teams lose? The NYY about 220, the O's about 50-60, LA about 100, the RS more than all those three combined, and Colby Lewis is really more like a pitcher, even if he did hit .500.
Nobody guarantees anything, but if not for injuries last year, we'd have led the league in scoring.