Re: Anybody else upset???????
Yeah, you're right. He's a "gut" guy and that gut ain't doing much for us. Did you ever think about where are weaknesses are offensively? Votto looks good at first and Phillips is OK at second (sorry, but he lacks the consistency to be an offensive threat every year). Short is OK with Kepp, but we suffer defensively. Edwin at third is not what I want. He tends to go into long slumps and I'm souring on him. Dunn or Griffey won't be around next year so we'll need two of those, so that leaves us with Bruce and two unknowns. I pray that some genius doesn't think Patteson, Freel, and Hopper can fill in there. Surely not. We need a catcher. Heck, any catcher will do. Someone who can catch the ball and bat .250 against both leftys and righties with power. We need a new bench. Our bench has averages of .237, .225, .224, .220, and .191. How pitiful. Hariston has hit well, but don't expect it to last.
It's a mess. It's hard to worry about defense, when it really doesn't matter. When we score 1, 2, or 3 runs most of the time, we lose. We need some players who can hit and we apparently don't have any now. that should be Walt's main concern as we go forward.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."