The spectre of relegation is rarely "daft" in an eight-team league, where 25% of the teams get demoted each season, playing a short 14-match schedule and taking into account the vagaries of British weather and the fact that England has first choice on your best players. It's called statistics, chance and probability.
As I've said several times in the past, our current team is in my opinion Yorkshire's best since the 1960's. However, the team we are forced to put out in most Championship matches is not our best side since the 1960's, given the disproportionate number of high quality players who are held back from playing for Yorkshire due to ECB decisions.
And certainly I don't think quoting the so-called oddsmakers is probative evidence in this argument.