Tuesday, August 02, 2011

So long, 2011

Ah well. Our hopes have been dashed. This is worst than 2001-2009, because at least we knew those teams were bad. This one, well, they won the division last year. They are better than this. Why have they done so poorly? A few suggestions:

Jonny Gomes was allowed to be a regular leftfielder for far too long. Seemed like Dusty kept him in there to spite fans who criticized him.

Bronson Arroyo has not been DL'd and has been allowed to take the ball every 5th day despite his velocity dipping down into the low eighties.

Walt and Dusty waiting ten years to call up Zack Cozart long after both shortstops proved they were wasted outs.

Oh well. Guess there's always next year.

1 comment:

FanOfReds said...

Or batting light hitting (putting it nicely) shortstops second wayyyy too often.

Or Edinson Volquez no longer knowing how to throw strikes (or get out of the first inning without giving up homers).

Or doing nothing to better the team in the off season (Renteria does NOT count).

Or sitting by while the Brewers, Cardinals, and even the Pirates did their best to shore up their individual weaknesses.

Or, finally, by playing like complete poo against bad teams (Mets, Astros, etc.) at a time when playing well was paramount.