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by consigliere » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:38 am
by StewieG » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:46 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:57 am
StewieG wrote:The biggest difference is the bullpen hasn't completely killed us. With the exception of a couple of games, they've been really good. And now Cabrera and Mastny are starting to come on, so even if Oldberto dies of old age, we won't be completely screwed.
by Dozen » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:33 am
I don't think it is far fetched to say that this team has yet to play its best baseball
by swerb » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:09 am
by lovsgrady » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:01 pm
by swerb » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:10 pm
by StewieG » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:18 pm
Can they win a World Series with bad defense and Eric Wedge as the manager though?
by lovsgrady » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:47 pm
by leadpipe » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:34 pm
by rawdawgexpress » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:30 am
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:52 am
Swerb wrote:Im not worried about Joe Bo. Take away the Yankee melt and hes got an ERA of 3.50. And I was very impressed with his resiliency coming back from that mess.
What worries me is the defense more than anything. I agree with lovsgrady, Honny Peralta is simply not a SS. Its that simple. We've got a 1st baseman playing catcher. A catcher playing first base. And old unathletic white guys in LF and RF.
Defense aside, this is a very nice baseball team. The rotation is great. The bullie looks pretty damn good through 20 games. The offense will only get better.Can they win a World Series with bad defense and Eric Wedge as the manager though?
by StewieG » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:07 am
rawdawgexpress wrote:The good: Both Grady and Peralta think they are homerun-hitters. Honny takes some huge cuts. His HR today is probably a bad thing in the long-term. I believe this is why both have been struggling.
I wonder how much Wedge is responsible for some of the defensive woes.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:05 pm
StewieG wrote:My guess is not much. You can't teach a dog to speak french, and you can't teach Peralta/Garko/Vic to play good defense. You can show them the fundamentals, you can work on their footwork, you can tell them to close the glove when the ball hits it. But at the end of the day, some guys just can't play defense.
by mattvan1 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:22 pm
Good coaching may be able to make it average and average may be all this team needs.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:09 pm
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