Re: Fire Epstein?
posted at 9/23/2011 8:20 AM EDT
In Response to Fire Epstein?
Posted by 1958lesspaul[/QUOTE]
Theo should take the blame for our staffs failures this season whether we make the PS or not. Tito may not be an expert at situational decisions but he didn't choose the players Theo brought in. Take McDonald
, who had a good year last season so we chose to stick with him again until picking up two RH batters in Aviles and Jackson much too late in the season. Reddick,
Josh did a good job early on but taled off recently so it may be obvious hes not the every day player someone like "Pence" is. Lowrie,
after last season we thought he had finally come into his own but this season was obviously different. He seems to be one of the odd men out next season. Lets see if Theo brings back Scuter after a very nice season, or goes with Aviles until Iglesias is ready. Clay,
a huge "very damaging blow to our staff, especially after Dice went down for the year like many expected might happen at some point. Lackey
, John had an average year last season and one of the worst in baseball this year so what in the world can we do with this guy? Can he be traded? will he recover? So far it ranks right up there as Theo's worst signing ever. Aceves
, was a great move and a guy that alone has given us 9 wins out of the pen. If we are this bad off now just think where we would be without his support. Jenks
, a completely useless signing that Theo made even after all the criticism on Bobby. Miller
, has shown flashes of greatness but also got hammered on many occasions. My opinion is, he may not return next season unless Wake retires. Weiland
, this poor kid was placed in an impossible situation by Theo who gets full blame. Starting a rookie repeatedly with a 7.58 ERA during a pennant race was a horrible move. There were others that may have done better. Rest of the pen
, has been ugly to watch for the most part. Bard,
alone has lost 9 games canceling out the 9 Aceves has won, even though Bard was doing really well early on. In a year we have to make a decision on Pap, it makes you wonder whether Bard could close. Salty and Tek
, looked good early on and I like Salty but Lavarnway should get his chance at backup soon. Tek did a good job mentoring but how many years can we keep an aging 220 hitter with a weak arm? Game calling? Not a huge issue with our starters this season, regardless of stats. Crawford
, anyone who bashes CC obviously has the right but at least give him a full year. He has been doing well as of late and although overpaid I think will be fine. Adrian
, the best signing ever by Theo along with Schil, yet we have some fans jumping on him when he doesn't hit or crush the ball every day coming off labrum surgery. Try judging this, Adrian, in his first year in the AL and coming off surgery has a chance at the batting title "enough said" he was a great trade. Jacoby
, nothing for any doubters to talk about, he has had an amazing year.Injuries,
this is something in my opinion that absolutely needs to be addressed with the entire medical and conditioning staff because it simply doesn't happen like it has with our team the past two years. Lastly,
we have placed ourselves in a position where the Yankees can simply remove us from the playoffs by winning the series this weekend, then limping through the final games with Tampa. The bottom line is, there is a lot of blame to go around.
Lets just hope for the best from here!