Yeh! I guess we forgot that the other team's bats will heat up too.
CLEARLY MORE THAN OURS!
I just don't know about this team of ours anymore. With so many VERY SUB .270 hitters, with little prospect of hitting above that.....
I.e. Middy, JBJ, Sizemore, the AJ / Ross combo, & perhaps even XB
the interminably oft injured Victorino
Papi beginning to show his age (notably bigger & slower)
And Naps penchant for fast starts, settling into the .260's (but still that big pop potential)
and even Pedey's suspect health.....,
There is the clear and present danger that this team could very easily remain absolutely ANEMIC over thd course of the entire season????
With all the holes in this lineup, we very well may never have enough firepower to get on a roll???
I REALLY HATE TO SAY IT, BUT I'M BECOMING LESS & LESS OPTIMISTIC BY THE DAY.
Yeh, lots of potential there,,,,,,,, XB, Size, JBJ, Middy, but there's simply too many questions & uncertainty there to really have ANY expectation that they will do realky well this year. Certainly, Middy, JBJ, and Sizemore are all complete questionmarks!
Having said all that..........
I'm strangely ok with it, as I really want to know how these guys are going to do in the long haul. My biggest questionmarks are also my biggest interests. I really want to know if Middy can ever anchor that big swing with some consistency. Can JBJ develope some consistency at the plate to back up his great D. Could Size actually make an improbable comeback? Will XB improve enough in the field to become our mainstay SS?
I've still pinned my hopes on THIS YEAR, but I'm not even going to sell my 10 speed to bet on it!