And are we ready to be jumping off of bridges?
Personally, I don’t think so. Plenty of time left to turn this around. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that need to be fixed. Mainly their $100 million #5 starter. And by ‘fixed’ I mean ‘jettisoned’, but I doubt that will happen.
I have to believe this team will hit. I’m not ready to assume career worst years for the entire lineup 11 games into the season. I think last night definitely exposes a weakness, though…the lineup Francona puts out there against tough lefties is pretty terrible.
But honestly, the only thing I think will consistently stink this year is Matsuzaka.
The rest of them don’t count, right? Those were still spring training games…right???
Yeah, 0-5 sucks…but if the team lost 5 in a row sometime in June or July we wouldn’t be jumping of bridges, would we?
Regardless, it isn’t good.
I have to think that the hitting and the starting pitching will come around. For all the whining about Matsuzaka, he IS the team’s 5th starter right now. I’ll take 3 runs in 5 innings out of the 5th starter all season long. It is the bullpen that I’m not terribly confident in. I know on paper it is supposedly better…but right now the only person in the pen who doesn’t scare me to death is Bard, and he already spit the bit once this year.
Here’s hoping they get of the schnide today. 12:00 start in Cleveland, Lester to the rescue? Pop into chat to get the play by play.
So with Chatroll sucking, I’m trying other options. I think I like this one; it turns the whole site into a kind of social community. Chat can be found from the dropdowns up top; I will be able to customize it but I’m not going to be able to do that right now.
Next thing I have to do is get rid of all the spammers that have signed up over the years…there are thousands. If your login no longer works, re-register or shoot me an email. It is very likely that people were deleted accidentally.
Chat is working; the link is up on the top bar.
Good thing it isn’t in Boston today…weather sucks.
Here’s to a successful campaign, come on into chat this year!