Re: Did the trade fire this team up?
I would say it did, I mean if you are one of the key offensive cogs in this lineup, hopw discouraging would it be to put up 7, 8, 9 runs and still see the bullpen blow it night after night. At what point does the offense throw up their hands and say "oh well, what else can I do?" Which is the attitude that breeds complacency. If these guys give the bully a shot in the arm I would think it would do wonders for the morale of the team as a whole.
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