...big payroll does not necessarily equal success on the field.
The team out here in the Bay Area is a prime example of what you can do with fantastic pitching and "mediocre" players.
Plus it doesn't hurt that they have an excellent manager who is somewhat underrated.
That lineup is incredible now. Two big if's, but IF Hanson bounces back giving them a great 1-3 punch in the rotation & IF Madson is fully recovered only multiple injuries can stop them from getting to the ALCS at a minimum & probable WS winners. Signing Sean Burnett to add another lefty to the bullpen was key as well.