Originally Posted by GoSox2K3
It's great for fans to have this outlook, but my concern is that this late season rebound is going to delude management into actually believing we're one or two players away from contending.
Over the last 5 years or so, the Sox have built a team to win about 83 games a year with the hope that all the right pieces will come together and that the Sox will "surprise" everyone and make the playoffs.
IMO, the Sox are 1 or 2 players away from being back to an 83-win, 2nd or 3rd place team. We are not 1 or 2 players away from competing with Detroit. Cleveland, Minnesota, and even KC aren't sitting still either.
I almost fully expect the Sox to put together a team that can finish with 83 wins again next year. Seems to be the trend.