Re: Why do we suck?
Pitching wise: Arroyo and Harang have not been hot, maybe due to workload, our random fifth starter we put in there, be it Bailey, Fogg, or Belisle this year has likely close to a 12 ERA. The bullpen is more reliable than before, but still one of the worst in ERA in the NL because essentially Burton and Cordero are the only two semi reliable guys.
Batting: Everything. We're starting a minor league team out there due to injuries, Griffey is at the twilight of his career, and Dunn is hitting worse than ever. Encarnacion doesn't seem to be improving and looks like a 4A player, Phillips is batting worse than he has since he got here, our catchers are essentially second stringers you hope can bat .220 on a year.
Does that sum it up? Basically, we have a bunch of crappy players, and the ones that aren't crappy career wise, and well below their career averages for whatever reason (Dunn, Griffey, Phillips, Arroyo, Harang).
Last edited by LouisvilleCARDS; 06-19-2008 at 04:04 PM.