This team is leaps and bounds more talented than those of the past 2 seasons.
I agree, but it's still so early there's no telling how improved we are at the plate. So far, we haven't shown much at the plate other than when a terrible pitcher gets up there we can get walked a bunch and move over/in on wild pitches. That's been most of our offensive "explosion" thus far in the last 2 games.
Right now we're hitting .297 with 6 XBH in 4 games...not exactly earth shattering numbers against the competition faced thus far. We've scored the runs the last 2 games, but once again not because we were lighting up pitchers from the plate so much as waiting for a bad pitcher to do the hard work for us.
I hope as it warms up, and players get in grooves, we certainly show the talented advantage we have this year vs. previous years.