I was amazed that as of today-- on a different thread-- more than half of AN members still believe there are at least 4 teams in the AL better than our boys. Halos, both Sox, and some combo of Orioles/Tribe/Twinkies.
Well it sure ain't the Skanks 'coz the Unit got lit up again.
But seriously, folks-- you are witnessing a very good team on the verge of becoming great. A serious world series contender-- this year. That's right, this year.
The rotation-- if you account for Harden, who has now given up just 2 ERs since he returned-- has been the best in the game-- by a lot-- for a month now.
The bullpen with Chadford back and Calero healthy is now one of the league's best. Four guys in the back with completely different styles that will confound any big league team.
The offense with Crosby-- the revamped Crosby-- and DJ and a bunch of guys finally reaching their norms-- is good, and deeper than any other we've had here in the Beane era.
The defense was rated 3rd best in baseball by Baseball Prospectus this week.
They are 22-8 since Crosby's return, the best record in the game.
They are 9-1 since Harden's return;
They are a terrific team. This is 2001 all over again. Watch them roar.