And who could blame him?
The meltdown I am witnessing v. Fla. (Thurs.) is inexcusable. I wonder if we might have to bludgeon teams all year 10-4 because our guys lose their nuts and play at 80% speed when the game gets tight? Are they too old?
I remarked to my freinds that I would have dealt some of the vets in the offseason (I won't identify them here b/c I abhor 20/20 doucheba*s). The fact remains that this team is not fundamentaly sound, and it's a shame, b/c I thought they were prepared for a charge towards the World Series.
Lost in the 96 win seasons is Hendry's awful offseason '08 - '09. And I am a Milton Bradley fan, so not bitching about him here. I would have preferred to dangle Derek Lee and for Joey Votto and pitching prospects, or line up FA Mike Jacobs. Lee's a wonderful guy and good glove, but the framework of this team starts and ends with Soriano and Ramirez (position players).
The rotation still has potential, I think they pitch like a bunch of bulls (good).
Thanks for reading.