Monday, May 19, 2008

TPJ must go

I really don't care how good he is in the field. His fungo bat is killing me. It's like having all of my toenails pulled out one by one watching him bat. Seriously, it's not like we dont' have options. Callaspo should play everyday, or Aviles and his .340 AVG and 9 HRs should be called up. I'm sicking of batting the pitcher in the American League every night.

Even the greatest defensive shortstops of all time could hit A LITTLE FRIGGIN BIT. Ozzie Smith hit .262. Omar Vizquel hit .272. Hell, even Buddy Biancalana hit over .200 for his career.

This is intolerable and it is time for a change. The lineup needs a shakeup and we should start there.

I'd also like to see Teahen benched and Maier given a shot in the bigs. At a minimum, maybe it would shake him up like a couple of years ago.

Clearly this is all stemming from my emotion over being no-hit. And of course by the jacky Red Sox. That means 7X as much coverage by the media as being no-hit by another team (except for the Yankees of course). Miserable to have to endure this crap.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Minor Talent

We have some hot prospects going right now, and that makes things exciting despite the lack of offense with the big club.

Moose seems to be heating up. He hit his second home run in 3 games last night and his average is on the steady increase (up to .210). The power stroke coming along is especially encouraging.
Aviles is STILL hitting the crap out of the ball, again prompting the question why we continue to settle for zero production out of the nine spot. He's hitting .344 with a 1.051 OPS. 14 doubles, 5 triples, and 6 HRs. Please, oh please, give him a shot. I'm tired of losing games where Bombko actually deserves a win.

Maier and Costa are also worth mentioning (.360 and .331 respectively) although the crowded outfield just makes them nice depth. I will say this though - Teahen and Guillen are on notice. A weak hitting corner outfielder and one that has as many strikeouts as total bases cannot be acceptable past June 30.

Pitching looks great with lots of depth. I expect the dominant Rosa (covered in another post) to be in Omaha within weeks, and the Davies is showing promise in Omaha currently (2.61 ERA in 6 starts). Lots to be positive about in the minors.