I had posted a rhetorical question after the Game 2 Loss, where I felt that the writing was on the wall. In spite of the fact that the 2008 Cubs had the best NL record, a deep pitching staff, huge run diferential, and "all that veteran experience", plus Playoff experience, many of you saw as "can't miss" indicators of a World Series appearance. I have World Series tickets (worthless now), as some of my fellow Season Ticket holders have.
However, with the prospect of now looking at essentially the same team who have been swept two years in a row - in 2009 - and that these players for whatever reasons cannot finish the deal - how many of you would be in favor of blowing it up and going younger?
Keep the pitching intact. Keep a couple of veterans who are gamers: Reed, Fontenot, A-Ram, DeRosa as a backup only, Soto - and just trying to deal everyone else.
Personally, I am tired of being crushed so brutally two years in a row. These are NOT the players who can win here. Perhaps the D-Backs method is the way. Speed, better D, clutch hitting in the Post Season...Perfect example: the "veteran" Evan Longoria...
The Rays sucked. Got many 1st round draft choices. Great trades. I would have to think they would be competitive for several years to come. And, in their first ever Playoff game, did THEY choke???
I am for blowing it up and looking at some other ways. Anyone else?