Originally posted by NinerFanMT:Originally posted by King49er:Originally posted by NinerFanMT:Originally posted by King49er:Originally posted by NinerFanMT:Originally posted by King49er:
wow,a thread of a team in 1st place in the FIRST month of the season....wow
"The last two teams to open the season with five straight series victories were the 2003 San Francisco Giants and the 2001 Seattle Mariners. Both went on to win their division."
The NL West and AL West at that time weren't as loaded with good teams like the AL East is this year. Only solid teams I can think of then were the A's and the Diamondbacks.
Who are the teams in the East who are loaded? The same 2 teams who couldn't even beat the Tampa Bay Rays last year??
Besides your lil birds the Rays, Yanks, and Sox are all loaded and there's no mistaking the Rays were the best AL team in baseball last year. That young group has done a great job under Madden and wasn't last year supposed to be the year where the Jays were actually supposed to give the Yanks and Sox a run? Instead they finished a lovely 4th in the standings.
Well we've lost most of our pitching staff and still are managing to beat teams that would kill us last year,so I'm happy with what I see so far