This team peaked in July; The bullpen has hit worse case scenario and the offense is shakier then ever. If things don't work out and we miss the playoffs we can atleast look forward to a bright future and view this as a transition year.
Choakland will get knocked out of the first round because, let's not kid ourselves, a 1-2 of Haren/Zito is not going to cut it. Loaiza? Blanton? I would be shaking in my boots when that third start comes around. Good luck Choakies and I am anxious for when you resign Frank Thomas, the mirage, and revel in preseason Bobby Crobsy MVP predictions.