I just keep coming to the same conclusion... The bar is set too low.
80 wins is simply not enough, when everything hinges on "ifs".
It would be nice if it weren't the case, but what choice does this FO have? They absolutely HAVE to place down a bet on the hand they have. (With maybe one or two more moves).
Everything, and by everything I mean any chance of the postseason, hinges on a dozen "ifs". And frankly, it's a pretty good thing, because the best answers to all the "if" questions is really really really good! It's a high bar, not a low one.
I mean, just think about all the players who could improve and make that 80 wins garbage look even sillier than it already does.
Nothing has changed in one way, and that is that the postseason has always hinged on BOTH Sano and Buxton. It just does, and will until and unless Lewis and Kirilloff take another giant stride each. The exciting thing is that a lot of these "ifs" are practically the opposite of pipe dreams.
Edited by birdwatcher, 16 January 2019 - 04:15 PM.