Saturday, May 13, 2006

This isn't funny anymore

First Griffey's dinger in Thursday's chokejob, and now this?

This team is making it very, very difficult for their fans to still care.

I would not argue if Kasten and Lerners wanted to completely remake this team, from the front office to the last man on the bench. (Especially the front office.)


Blogger CrashRiley said...

Hey Rocket,

As Boswell said yesterday, the watchword of the Lerners/Kasten is "patience".

I feel your pain - last night I felt suicidal and then homicidal when Francoeur hit that G.S. I used to take comfort in Chad's ability to save a game, but now he's shaken my confidence. If we can't count on HIM, then what CAN we count on? I still remember that blown save of his at R.F.K. last season vs. Atlanta, a victim of the Jones boys.

I finally decided to blame the full moon ;-)

2:41 PM  
Anonymous ghostofwadelefler said...

I felt exactly the same way after watching that debacle, but less so after watching yesterday's game and LaRoche's blunder. "Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug," I believe the song goes.

The new ownership group will probably go about things the right way. I'm on the fence as to which approach is better, but lately I'm leaning toward blowing it all up over Boz' "extensive multiyear renovation." The team can blow leads and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory without a cast of castoffs.

Still, unless and until they put a contending product on the field, there still needs to be a reason to go to the ballpark. A core of up-and-comers with a couple of veteran leaders (there are veterans here, but leaders?) could be the trick. The team should have that early-mid-'90s' Cleveland Indians vibe about them.

Whatever the case, there's no excuse for keeping Bowden on the payroll except as a Kasten puppet - and only then through the remainder of the 2006 season.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Rocket1124 said...

I wrote the post very quickly after Frenchy Francouer's grand slam. To clarify, I don't favor blowing up the entire roster and fielding a AAAA team, a la the Marlins or Royals.

But there does need to be new blood and new life. We should cut a lot of the worthless veterans (castoffs as you put it, ghost) like Eischen, Stanton, Clayton and let guys like Bill Bray and Brendan Harris get a chance. Trade some of the guys who won't be here after a year (ie Soriano). Like you said, ghost, young players can blow leads just as easily, and perhaps some new blood can shake things up.

10:05 AM  

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