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Old 09-30-2013, 09:56 AM
blandman blandman is offline
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
The pitching staff, in general, was excellent. Got to find about 8 guys who can hit.
8 guys? No big deal.

Seriously though...I agree the starting pitching was fine, but a lot's going to change by the time we're able to build an offense and a bullpen. We'll probably try everything to unload Danks' deal, and young pitchers don't necessarily get better (most of them don't). Injuries happen, and the league catches up with guys that don't have marquee talent or the ability to adjust quickly. And if they do pan out, they get expensive quick. That's why you want pitchers coming up at the same time or later, not before the position players.

I really hope we don't go the band-aid route and piece together an offense on the fly. Other than the high likelihood it fails, our division has gotten pretty talent stacked. Even if we do succeed in that route to be respectable, we're probably not going to be better than them. We need to do this right.
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