Re: What Team Would Have Been More Fun To Watch And Maybe Even Better?
posted at 3/27/2013 2:52 PM EDT
When you say, "our pitchers" I don't believe you meant Doubront, Lackey or Dempster.
Who does that leave?
You implied that I meant every pitcher every year.
I was talking mainly about Lester, Beckett and Buch and I guess Doubront and lackey can be lumped in.
Lester has not had off years, except for 2012, and maybe small parts of other seasosn.
If you meant one or two, just name them and no one will misinterpret what you say.
"Our pitchers have been having "off years" not just in 2012, but for sometime now..."
I can see how this could be misinterpreted to mean every pitcher- every year, but it is not explicitly saying that, and if you have read my previous posts, you'd know I have not been a Lester basher, especially pre-2012.
All of our starters over recent years have had off seasons, but Lester has not prior to 2012.
You're used to writing massive posts. Being more specific shouldn't be that difficult for you.
I guess I assumed most know my continuing narative, and I don't feel the need to spell out every point in every post.
My basic point is that for too long now, us fans, and maybe Theo/Ben have been counting on our big 3 starters to all pitch well during a specific season. I have argued that it is a flawed plan, because without all 3 doing well, we have had no fallback plan. The Cards won without one of their top starters. We never could do that.
Every year, many fans start repeating the same thing I have heard every year about our roatation and its potential, but in a way that makes it sound like it is likely that 3-4 of our starters stay healthy and have good years all at the same time. I think that is against the odds, and I have been put down a lot over the years for stressing this point over and over: the chances are 3-4 of the starters we have are NOT going to stay healthy and pitch very well in 2013. We should have tried to find a legitimate #1 or #2, or at least a solid and dependable #3. Then, maybe we could have afforded to have one guy do poorly and still have the same shot we have now with 100% luck, or, if they all stay healthy, we might have been close to the front runners, where it truly could be said, "anything can happen".
And I was paying you a compliment. If you're too sensitive to figure that out, I'll refrain from doing that in the future.
I didn't think I was exaggerating, so I guess I did get a bit testy. My eyes are bad as well, and I read "usual" not "unusual", which changes the whole tone of your post. My apologies for the uncalled for response.