Originally Posted by Mutaman
I expected Bruce to have a breakout year. He continues to put up barely adequate numbers despite playing in a little league park. Choo is hitting .270, is that what you expected at the time of the trade? Didn't you expect more from Mes- more than under .250 and 8 HRs? Is it expecting too much that at some point Votto (or Bruce) would step up and carry this team like Ludwick did last July/August?
Expectations vs. hopes I guess. I didn't expect Bruce to suddenly become Votto-like, although every year Jay improves and I hope one day he becomes a .300-.350-.550 type. Did I expect more from Mes? Absolutely not, why should I until he gets some regular time under his belt and demonstrates he's a quality hitter. Choo has had some ups and downs, but overall, I couldn't have asked for more out of him knowing his career figures.
When you look at this lineup and have lofty expectations of them, then you're overvaluing them. That's my only point - just too many low OPS types throughout to think they're more than they really are.