Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II
posted at 2/17/2013 8:55 PM EST
Jid, enjoyed your ST questions to be answered. Just a couple of comments. I thought BV would be good for the team last year; boy, was I wrong there. So I too am excited by Farrell's return as I think the players are happy and see him as "stability," someone they know. I'm not sure how good a coach he is, but I don't think people thought Tito was a world beater when he came either.
I don't know much about CERA but I do believe the statistics I've read here in previous discussions, so I am also happy about Ross and I agree with what I think you were saying--that Ross will be a good influence on Salty who seems open to improvement, and as Moon points out, he was improving that way anyway.
I am also disappointed in Doubie if he came into camp not in good shape. How can a young pitcher with talent do that with millions of future dollars at stake--not to mention a little pride? However I am excited about Wright and what he could do and read somewhere here today that if Doubie or anyone else falters, the RS see him as a guy who could jump right in.
Right now I'm more worried about Papi than Nap and agree with Moon that one false step running the bases and he could be done. If these guys can stay healthy, they can help.
Finally, I have repeatedly supported Aceves, admiring his skills as a long reliever and thinking with Farrell back and a certain level of comfort and expectation, he would fall back in line and be a good soldier. I still support him, but after today's incident, if he steps out of line again, I think they should just can him regardless of what they get back, losses, etc. When you're starting anew, you don't need leftover bad apples.
Have fun down there! Critter
PS Boom, no matter how old we get, don't you go anywhere!