"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
closer to 7 games up than 7 games back. great thread.
This stuff is gold.
So, in first place despite losing time from the top two players on the team with one of the best pitching staffs in baseball.
Our pitching can't be that good, can it? Dusty has mismanaged the staff all year. How else can you explain using five starters and having the best bullpen in the NL? Clear mismanagement.
The fact that it took Votto's injury and the typical "lets all pull together and do more" effect that often happens in such situation for this team to start playing tight baseball shows how poor Dusty has been leading the team up until now.
It just proves what many of us have been saying all along, that this team should have been 10 up more than a month ago, but played such loose baseball under Dusty's lacklustre leadership that we were grossly underachieving.
For the record I and many Dusty bashers have been saying that with our talent we should be playing much better, and now the team is proving it.
Now that Dusty has done such revolutionary things like actually putting the most dominant pitcher in major league history in the closer role (it only took Chapman pitching like 30 stright scoreless innnings for Dusty to figure that one out! LOL) we are finally playing like we could have been playing a lot earlier.
PS I DO give Dusty credit, and have in many earlier threads including a few BEFORE our 21-3 run, for managing much better than in previous years. In fact that's one of the reasons we're doing so well now. He's finally doing some things right. Keep it up Dusty!
This Dusty hate is amazing.....LOL. The guy barely gets any credit for anything. Its amazing how people can bash on him even tho we have the BEST RECORD IN BASEBALL!!!!!
Best record in baseball by a couple games and people are idiotic enough to think it's in spite of the manager.
I'm waiting for someone to bump my anti-Latos thread...Shoot, I'll go find it and laugh at myself