Article: Halfway Home and Hanging Onto Hope
Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:32 AM
Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:48 AM
This team needs to decide where it is going and either give the kids some playing time see what they can do and move forward with the best of them or continue with this group that is mostly mediocre veterans at best and continue going nowhere, imo.
Posted 30 June 2014 - 12:12 PM
If the best they can do is show glimpses of a team that might get to .500, sell off the decline phase assets for the best return offered.
Posted 30 June 2014 - 12:29 PM
edit: I'm going to say, it appears to have been their strategy, obviously I don't know (but banking on Hicks, Willingham, KC, Pelfrey, Bartlett, Kubel.....that all had to be hope, right?). Like I said, I don't know, though.....
Edited by mike wants wins, 30 June 2014 - 02:21 PM.
Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:30 PM
Posted 30 June 2014 - 07:38 PM
To me, this season, a "hope" factor might be more about just hoping to get healthy and stay healthy. Not saying our team is a true playoff challenger this season. But there is no question to Willingham, Arcia, Plouffe, Santana, and to a lesser degree Nunez, Hicks and Fuld have had an impact on the overall day to day play of the team. So I am definitely clinging to hope of health.
Posted 30 June 2014 - 09:54 PM
Alas, the fourth year in a row, and yes, we will forget by the end of the season that they ever had a chance because they never really did.
Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:06 PM
I love your optimism in your last paragraph, but I think the first half has defined this team, for 2014.
They will be sellers/traders and finish, maybe slightly better than last year