Re: A few ideas
posted at 4/22/2012 6:41 PM EDT
In Response to A few ideas
[QUOTE]This season to date has been a disaster, starting with the hiring of bobby v. in december (who in my opinion was the wrong fit for this team), and continuing through yesterdays bullpen implosion, it needs to be fixed so here are a few ideas. 1. Trade Youk and a couple single A prospects possibly cecchini, coyle, or vitek for either a starter and move bard to the back of the pen, or trade just youk for a guy that can close and leave bard as a starter, either way there needs to be a move made to both shake up the roster and bring in more pitching. 2. if youk is traded give middlebrooks a shot at third, also send down salty and bring up lavarnway 3. finally end the bobby valentine experiment, im not blaming him for the team being as bad as it is but he is part of the problem, he is not the right fit for this team he is out of practice, and the game game has passed him by since his last managerial job in the big leagues. also retire sweet caroline, that song is an abomination that draws in fake fans who sit there texting and tweeting until its time to sing sweet caroline, its ridiculous
Posted by 59LesPaul[/QUOTE]
For what its worth I would give the lineup a little more time but insert Byrd in CF ASAP. If he is in fact done we should know soon enough and we all knew Bowden would probably be gone sooner or later. I like the Cook "as a starter" idea and Aceves back in long relief but just hope we don't make Bard the closer. I just feel thats even more pressure on the guy and if he fails again it may be long lasting for his confidence level. I would move him back to "set up" if he struggles in his next start or two. With that said, I really don't have an answer for closer without a trade and Melencons struggles was a huge dissapointment. I also think most of us knew any production out of Padilla, Cook, O, Germano and others could be "on and off" which is why they were bargain basement choices.
Salty has had good swings and Shoppach done well in the role hes been handed so far but Lav is stuck in limbo until management decides what to do. I do feel it won't take us five more years "like with Tek" before choosing our future catcher is resolved. Youk, Papi, Salty and Aviles are all playing for a starting position next season and in all honesty the extra time in the minors should help guys like Iggy and Middlebrooks. Our future arm in my opinion is still Barnes, who is a couple years away so our pitching is the real issue. I don't think Lackey will change much after the surgery but hopefully Dice can give us some good innings this season.
I know we seem to be saying "wait til next season" a lot, but unless everyone chips in our season could be less than great. Dice, Youk, Papi, Salty and Jenks account for approximately 46mil, while Lackey and CC have us coughing up more blood so where does the money for Jacoby come from if we choose to keep him?
Papi and/or Youk may be the next victims regardless of how they play this season, along with a couple more trades so there are more moves coming.