Well, I've remained largely silent since the inception of the new site here, but I can't take it anymore.
I advocated signing Bonds - now you all know why.
I advocated moving Soria to the rotation - now you all know why.
I advocated giving Callaspo a shot at shortstop - now you all know why.
Seriously, this offense is SO BAD, this team may very well revert back to the 100 loss days, despite what appears to be very real progess in the starting pitching front. Unbelievalbe.
What to do, other than say "wait til next year", or "it's OK, it's a developmental year"?
Well, here's an idea or two:
Trade some of the excess pitching to solve the SS and DH holes.
Trade one of the two catchers to solve the SS and DH holes.
Trade one of the THREE viable 2B to solve the SS and DH holes.
I have been a GMDM supporter, but this last off-season has me wondering. Two of the three major acquisitions (Olivo and Callaspo) essentially duplicated assests we already had, while obvious problem areas (SS, DH, 1B) went unaddressed. How does this make sense? Backup catcher and utility IF should be the acquistions of a team on the cusp of contending, not a team in obvious building mode.
TPJ has been so bad, 810 actually held a serious debate this morning about the merits of recalling Berroa to replace him, AND I SORTA SEE THEIR POINT!
Here is another Pena vs NL pitchers update:
NL Pitchers: 144/184/180
So essentially we run out a NL lineup, while our AL opponents get an extra productive bat, every game. Think about it that way, and it's kinda amazing we have won 40% of our games.
Time for a poll: