I have heard nothing to give me optimism.
However necessity is the mother of invention and I'm optimistic that this necessity is in plain sight.
Who is going to close? Will they hand the ball to Hildenberger, Rogers, Pressly, Busenitz or Duffey after careful consideration of sophomore slumps, injuries and K Rates or will they give Molitor more experienced options to increase his options in case the young guys end up being slightly below par.
How many quality bullpen arms will they need if your starters are consistently going 6 innings tops (and the reason everybody is screaming starter suggests that we won't have a ton of complete games minimizing the bullpen usage) while... while...the young offense is producing in 2018 and looking for some support synergy on the mound.
I'm simply optimistic because "Necessity is the mother of invention".
Desecration is the better part of valor.
I gotta stop reading things.
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".
President of the "Baseball Player Positional Flexibility" Club
Strike Zone Automation Advocate