Pogotheostrich wrote:No, I don't think they have the pitching to pull it off.
There pitching has been very solid lately. Mussina, pettite, joba, ponson have all been very good. I don't expect Ponson to keep pitching the way he is now, but you never know. If ponson can keep it up until we get wang or pavano back; I don't see a huge problem with their pitching. When Hughes comes back I really don't expect much out of him.
Read that again. You're counting on Mussina, who had a 5+ ERA last season, and Ponson, who last pitched 100+ innings in 2005, when his ERA was 6.21?
Then, those are your stop-gap measures until Pavano comes back (hasn't pitched since 2005) or Wang comes back, who had so much damage they just stuck him straight on the 60-day DL?
Oh yeah.... there is something called a Brett Gardner playing left field for you, Melky is OPS'ing .654, and after his recent hot streak Cano is OPS'ing .694.
This is not a well built team.