The starting pitching was generally pretty damn good.
There are some young position players (A. Garcia, Semien come to mind) with some good promise in the short term.
There have been many teams that went from worst to first in one - two years time.
This just in from the newswires: The Anti-Trust Division of the US Department of Justice has announced that whenever Sale take The Bump, it is unfair competition in violation of various federal and state laws. However, he is not being prosecuted because it is so ****in awesome to watch him do his craft.