While everyone is well aware of our problems this year, a look at the numbers might indicate the depth and extent of our problems. Our R/RA last year was 245/174. This year it is 187/189, a remarkable decline of 73 runs or 1.8 RPG. Last year we were +10 games versus a .500 record in 2009.
The biggest declines in individual performance come from 3 hitters based upon OPS. Last year at this time vs the current performance.
ARam .909/Fontenot .667
When you add in the newcomers and their abysimal seasons it turns terrible.
The only additions performing decently are:
On the recent disasterous road trip our BB/K was 10/52. We were 2/27 with RISP. I suspect the upcoming homestand is critical to our chances this year. The team we've seen recently is playing without a head or a heart lately. This team lacks a spark. The only viable addition I see is going after DeRosa who might well remind this team that winning is a team function not a group of players wearing rally caps.