Originally Posted by DTCromer
We've seen this song and dance before. Early season come-from-behinds that give some of us fans more hope. I'm not falling for it.
However, we're doing it with younger players and against division opponents. That does make it a little better.
What season are you talking about?
First off.........I'm not expecting or predicting big things for the team this year. I really think management is using this season to see how much the young guys progress, allow some other prospects to mature in the farm system to fill spots next year, and then add the missing pieces in the offseason and make a run next year. BUT........if this team would surprise......management might possibly make a trade or two at the deadline to bolster it.
.....AND........I still see things so far that are much different than last year. This team has a few weapons that last year's team didn't.........starting with speed from Tavares and Dickerson. I could see the bullpen coming together the past 2 seasons and actually expected it to be one of the better ones in baseball. I think Harang and Arroyo are going to pitch better this year because there is more reason to believe with all the new blood. These young guys have more to prove.........and I think that matters. Tavares is looking to show last season was not the real Tavares. And all the young guys are still proving themselves.
This will be an interesting season. Just keep your expectations in check and enjoy. Because this season builds for next season, and I really believe in the coming seasons, this group of guys plus some added weapons are going to put this organization back in contention.
Sorry for the rant.