08-17-2012, 09:40 AM #21
Take this year, we're one of the worst teams in baseball and people are talking about how we can use FA as a silver bullet for contention next year. I want to hope for the best too, but at some point reality should enter the equation. And the reality about this rotation coming into things was that it was likely to be a major problem. Lo and behold, it was.
08-17-2012, 11:28 AM #22
And no one believes a silver bullet FA will help the Twins compete, but if a lot of things break right it's not unimaginable.
08-17-2012, 11:55 AM #23
And all over this forum people are talking about one or two FA pitchers putting this team into contention next year. I would call that using FA as a silver bullet. Especially when I could list a dozen things that have broken right for this 2012 team and they're still awful.
08-17-2012, 01:44 PM #24
08-17-2012, 01:50 PM #25
Yes, many things have gone unexpectedly wrong. And some of the unexpectedly right things will continue. But it isn't as lopsided towards "gone wrong" this year as many around here try to portray. In fact, I'd argue we've had more unexpected pleasant suprises than we've had unexpected unpleasant surprises. That doesn't bode well for the immediate future.