Some excellent points here. The most troubling is how horrible the farm system is. Aside from some good relief arms that came up, there is little hope to rebuild through that route. They also have $79 million in payroll commitments for next year, so there is not a great deal of money left to replace the players they will lose (unless JR really opens up the pocketbook).
Also, I completely agree about Farmer and DJ. I would rather, and have, listened to the visitor broadcast because I cannot bear to listen to them. I still miss John Rooney.
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