After thinking about it overnight, I haven’t really changed my mind (and CSG shares my pain). I’m just not sure why I waste my time and why I get so wrapped up in how a stupid baseball team plays. Especially a team that hasn’t had a winning season since Y2K.

On another note, I’m glad to see someone else beating the drum to Bring Barry Back!

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5 Responses

  1. Sultan of Swaff

    Cordero pitches like he has mediocre stuff—nibbling on the outside corners all night, not attacking at all. It’s a recipe for disaster. I was at least hoping to wake up and read some comments from Dusty about this fact, but he couldn’t even throw the fans a bone by throwing Coco under the bus.

  2. pinson343

    Last nite’s game was sickening. It reminded me of the worst loss of the season, the 18 inning loss to San Diego. In that game the bullpen blew 3 save opportunities, including Cordero in the 9th and a 2 run blown save in the 11th. Then Harang throws 4 shutout innings, including stiking out 7 straight guys, and hasn’t been the same since. Finally in the 18th Votto makes a throwing error to Volquez covering first, setting up the game winning home run by Adrian Gonzalez. It’s bad enough that we can’t beat the Dodgers, but the Padres ???!!!

    Cordero is throwing well off the outside part of the plate, as if anything close to the batter will be blasted.

  3. AnnapolisRed

    I’m surprised the odds are that high.

  4. Dan

    0.6% chance of making the playoffs… Sounds about right.

    I’m thinking Castellini needs a dose of reality. Let’s admit where we are and that we’re still a year or two away, and let’s be “sellers” at the deadline. Improve the future prospects, don’t stubbornly try to eek out a .500 season this year.

    Billy Beane has the cajones to do that in Oakland, and I think he’s set that team up to be not just good but great in a couple years.