Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Maybe they have enough pitching. I agreed with Peavy, without, they are just average. I would rather build a team that has a chance to actually win and do damage vs. the same old same old of 82 win teams that maybe get hot, win 86-87 games, sneak in, and get swept. That is not a very successful season to me.
Well, having Chris Sale can probably avoid a sweep with a middling team, but in general yes. Especially when you consider most playoff juggernauts have multiple guys that have a better than average chance to shut down elite offenses, as well as the elite offenses to boot.