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Old 06-26-2014, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Domeshot17 View Post
We have a good core to build around, thats the truth. It really has not been a bad year, some people just have really unrealistic expectations.

You have an overall bad OF, especially with Avi going down, but next year you have 2/3 of a GOOD OF in Eaton and Avi....

You have 2 guys in the IF who have peaked their trade value but are not part of the long term plan, and thats great for us (Ramirez and Gordon)

You have one of the best sluggers in baseball at 1b
You have one of the top 3 SP in baseball
You have a top 5 SP prospect the minute he signs who is almost MLB ready

You have some young, talented arms in the pen who are going through growing pains

You also have money to spend next year.

Agree. I am no where nearly as depressed about the franchise as I was last year at this time.

We have some good younger pieces to build around now, unlike last year.

Eaton, Garcia, Abreu, Gillaspie, Rodon, are all good additions over the last two seasons.
Sale, Quintana, Danks, and even Noesi have pitched well at us a possibility of a decent rotation next year.

The bullpen is full of young power arms, who cannot locate now, but that can change.

As you say, a few more july trades, another draft or two, and this team can contend next season or year after.
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