I think we're going to be below average this season, but I'm not too worried about it. We aren't going to be world-beaters this season anyway, but if we can get good years out of Quintana and Danks then we are set 1-3 through 2016 with payroll to spare for the next two pieces. That's a big if, but it's not out of the realm of possibility.
As far as the bullpen is concerned, I know the whole coop'll fix'em thing is a bit tired, but we have a good pitching coach so I think we'll be fine going forward. This year will probably be an exception, but we have had an above average pen season after season with a rotating cast. Most of baseball has a rotating cast in the pen, anyway.
If we can get 2 big bats in the lineup, the rest of our lineup (catcher aside) is capable of league average hitting. Hopefully, we have one of those bats in Abreu. A slightly above average lineup coupled with a good staff is a good bet, and I don't think we're THAT far off.
Edit-I forgot to mention I'm optimistic on Erik Johnson as well.
Last edited by MISoxfan; 03-24-2014 at 01:24 PM.