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Old 06-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Tragg Tragg is offline
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Originally Posted by blandman View Post
You don't replace 9 position players effectively in a year or two. Not if you're doing your due diligence and getting good players.
They don't have to replace 9. Probably 5 (c, 1B, 3B, DH, RF). We replaced 4 to start 2005 and 5 for most of 2005. WE also replaced closer (twice) and set-up man. I know there was a once-in-a-generation synergy involved in 2005's championship team, but when you have some pitching foundation, it's a lot, lot, lot easier to retool. And the team did win 90 games the following year.
I think people undervalue Santiago and Quintana.
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