Re: Daugherty defends Narron's use of Pen
As I was musing on Majik's dowmfall yesterday, I think the truth is, Jerry Narron expects his staff to be professionals, to be capable of pitching. That hasn't always been the case this season with the bullpen and at the time of "the trade", it was absolutely clear that the bullpen could not be relied on. Now we've cobbled together a decent staff, but we've got to nurse them through to the completion of the 2006 season (whenever that will be!). I think we've got a decent pitcher in Majewski, but I suspect he's been overworked.
We've said this over and over again this season. It's gravy. It's completely unexpected. Let's hope for the best this year and see what we can build on for next season. If we make the playoffs this year - great! But let's do it for many years to come while we're at it.
BTW, I used to detest Daugherty as a writer. He was far to cliche ridden and often wrote things that seemed only geared to readers who knew the sports. He is a much broader writer these days (last several years) and I generally find him an enjoyable read. I still can't stand to watch him on TV, he looks like a 'know it all' or some thing. But's a much improved writer.