Just throwing the stats out there, no analysis or deep reaching comments, yet! I may delve deeper into these as the season wears on, but for now I figured I would just post them and let the commentors read into and say what they want about them.
My first thoughts are that even though the offense and starting pitching have room for major improvements, the team is doing quite well and should not give up this season as no one is running away with the division yet. However, if they need
There have been alot of posts on here about all the money coming off the books next year. Let's take a look at the real numbers, as I have done on a couple off occassions this year.
The team currently has 8 players under contract for next year and they will earn $63.8 M
The team team has 4 arbitration eligible players that are estimated to receive $20 M. We are at 12 players and $83.8 M.
The team has 2 players, Matt Capps and Scott Baker, with team options