One tremendous set of sim seasons for your consideration
The Replacement Level Yankees weblog has posted a project-a-palooza. Enjoy.
The M’s come out okay at 78-84, a dramatic improvement given their record of 0-162 last year (that was just my impression). Here’s the good news: the division is so craptabulous that a little luck might be all they need. The AL West is the early favorite for worst in baseball. As much as I expect that the team’s going to punt this year, content with modest immediate improvements while putting pieces together and looking forward to more dead salary rolling off the books, there’s a real chance they’ll be close enough that they’ll hang on to Bedard (and Washburn) for the season and see where it gets them.
h/t to “Dave Cameron” at Fangraphs for the link.