We won 79 last year, and I thought in order to contend we would have to improve by 10 wins. I felt with the changes made we had enough to achieve this. That would mean 89 wins, but I think I have modified my expectations and I am looking more in the neighborhood of 80-85. We should be a .500 team at least, anything under that would be a disappointment. There is still a lot of season left, and no one has had the up-and downs we have had. In fact, no one has suffered the gross bad luck we have. Hopefully it will balance out.
Where's 50-60 wins? :confused Seriously, I said 75-85, with the total being on the low end of that bracket (probably more like 72 or 73 wins).
I believe 60-65 is where we are headed, unless some kind of mid-season trades happen, and when we are hoovering around 30-40 wins at mid-way, I don't look for good things to happen that way, but possibly a lot of trades for prospects.
I look for a radically younger team, much CHEAPER team, and likely another 50-60 win season in 2004.