Who would have projected that we would be hitting in the collective .240's at this point in the year, with Brock Holt by far the highest average guy?
It is just a shock to me. I understand the injuries but to have virtually every player way under projections is off the charts unusual. It's almost like someone in the mafia has it in for us and has rigged the games against us. Losing one run games like crazy. Not getting pitch calls. Next time we win it all, I'm projecting the next year to be not in the playoffs. The game is stacked against us.
In terms of 2016, it is real tough to see that far ahead but Cechinni is not looking even like a starter at this point but the pitchers are lining up to be significant contributors and Mookie looks for real even in his limited time in AAA. I have lots of hope for Swihart also. Other than that, I don't know if any are likely to be starting level players by 2016. And as much as I like JBJ, the numbers are not his friend so far in the last 1.5 years of baseball. He is a low cost defensive OF as of now. I'm hopeful his plus intangibles pay off for him in the future with continued improvement.
Fortunately some money will become available. Will we spend it is the question as top talent is by no means cheap. For example Tanaka was for real. Would we be willing to go there if such an opportunity does come up again for a stud like him?