Originally Posted by PuffyPig
It's hard to imagine anyone getting worse, based on last year.
Acevedo was near perfect for 20 innings of relief, vindicating those that said he was better suited for relief. It wouldn't surprise me to see Acevedo put up mid-3 ERA in middle, short relief this year.
I don't know what to expect from Wagner, other than if he blows badly like he did early last year, he'll be quickly sent to the minors.
The big difference between 2004 and 2005 is the fact we ahve more options. If someone stinks, we don't have to continually send them out to get hammered. That in itself should give us some improvement.
we don't have more options this year, just different ones.
we're still a team that's putting hopes in 35 year old pitchers with little stuff, on 28 year old pitchers with no history of sustained success, and on 24 year olds that couldn't find the plate in AA. Same old same old.