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Fill in the Blank: 2009 Ranger Projections

Overall Record
2007: 75-87
2008: 79-83
2009: _____


April Record
2007: 10-15
2008: 10-17


Runs Allowed
2007: 844
2008: 967
2009: ____


Runs Scored
2007: 816
2008: 901
2009: ____


ERA, FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching)
2007: 4.76, 4.83
2008: 5.37, 4.83
2009: ____, ____


Starter's ERA, Starter's FIP
2007: 5.50, 5.25
2008: 5.51, 5.02
2009: ____, ____


Reliever's ERA, Reliever's FIP
2007: 3.71, 4.24
2008: 5.15, 4.55


Now that the roster is basically set and the start of the season is less than a week away, I'm interested to hear in what ways everyone thinks the team will improve, if at all. Fill in the blanks if you feel like it; if you're not a numbers type, just leave your opinion.

My guesses:
Overall Record: 83-79
April Record: 12-10
Runs Allowed: 858
Runs Scored: 879
ERA, FIP: 4.81, 4.98
Starter ERA, Starter FIP: 4.91, 5.13
Reliever's ERA, Reliever's FIP: 4.63, 4.82


Basically, I see modest improvements in both the pitching and in the defense supporting, but nothing to cause a 300 runs allowed swing like the Rays had. The area that could really go bananas is the bullpen. I'm pessimistic that the stars will align for the bullpen, but if it does their numbers could return to close to the 2007 numbers. That would probably add 3-5 wins.
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