by Roy Firestone
This is not a 'dry spell". This is what youve got. A first baseman who isnt really a
first baseman who is paid to drive in runs and rarely does.A second baseman who
isnt really the second baseman and who really isnt a major leaguer baseball player.
A shortstop who absolutely cannot find his way out of a miserable slump, but who
cannot be replaced because there is no depth at that position on this teams' roster.
A third baseman who really isnt a third baseman and has an occasional hot bat but
mostly hurts the team defensively. A leftfielder who really isnt a leftfielder and has
a "mood ring" for a bat and a career. He simply cannot find any kind of groove.
Add to that dog tired players like the catcher and a CF who is playing hurt and all of
that BEFORE you get to the pitiful pitching situation.
Starters who cant get to the fifth inning, can't seem to shutdown opposing rallies and
of course absolutely cannot throw strikes on a regular basis.
There is no net now, no "cavalry" because the "cavalry" is worse than the regulars.
It has to be just a matter of time before you let the kids play. Hoes, Avery, and yes
Machado, Schoop, and maybe even Bundy. This team has collapsed, you might as
well see what you'll get because you know now what youve got. Not much.
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