Originally Posted by vaticanplum
Is it an issue of a leader? I don't put that kind of problem all on the shoulders of one player...on a manager maybe...some players lead by example. Griffey at his peak with the Mariners was as good an example as there is.
I don't know what it is. Just that I feel that this team has consigned itself to losing. It's been a losing team for going on eight years now, but one of the reasons last year's (losing) team was so fun was because it didn't seem to have that air about it. Lacking talent, yes, but lacking a desire to win...not quite. I can't explain it, I probably shouldn't try.
Winning just enough to lose... or no "killer" instinct. And it has been going on for 6 seasons... well ever since 2000.