The more I think about it the more losing that series to the Giants after being up 2-0 and coming home hurts. That very well could've been their best shot at the world series.
The lack of hitters in the minors from high A to AAA is a killer. If Bailey can't net you someone like Trumbo or Fowler I don't know what you do.
I know this. They go into next year with this lineup and they are in trouble:
Hamilton has struggled every time he's advanced a level, and this would be his biggest advancement. I just don't see how you can count on him.
Frazier, Cozart, Hamilton and the pitcher (not to mention Ludwick a year older and Phillips a year older) has the potential to be just terrible. And you wanna talk about needing pitching depth, you are one Bruce or Votto injury away from being completely irrelevant with that lineup.
It really is a major potential problem. The bad news is I don't see any obvious fixes. Anyone else get that feeling?