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My Second-Half Wish....85 or less
Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:53 PM
1. Svuem- if they finish up strong, or respectable, it's good for the manager and his cred going forward...if they lose 100 games, as unfair as it would be, Svuem will lose some players and the fans...plus, just for the dude's sanity
2. The Core- like it or not, I would imagine at least half the roster will be back for 2013...we are not just going to have 21 new guys with TWood, Samardzija, Castro and Rizzo...more than likely guys like Barney, Russell, Clevenger, Lahair, DeJesus, Campana, Maholm, and yes maybe even Soriano and Marmol could all be back
3. A winning second half means guys like Rizzo and Wood continue their successes..would you rather have a team of 20 somethings on an upswing, or expect them to start learning how to win next year, or the year after?
I realize that if Dempster AND Garza both go then 77 wins is a pipe dream.....but how nice would it be for the fans, players and management to feel that the bottom was in the first half of 2012...and the arrow is pointing up...
feel free to express why you feel we have to tank it to get the worst record....
Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:35 AM
BTW, It seems like the bottom feeders have picked it up lately. Which if anyone is REALLY bored out there, I wonder what the best worst record of all time is? That is, of all the teams to get the worst record of the year, who had the best of those records?
Oh yeah, and as far as losing the good players, I can't help but think of Seattle 10 - 15 years ago. They lost Griffey, they got better, they lost Randy Johnson, they got better. They lost ARod for nothing and they won 116 games. I have no evidence to cite or major studies, but it seems like it's happened before. It defies logic. A team somehow plays better after losing that exceptional player. I'm not guaranteeing anything, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a better record after the "July gutting".
Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:01 AM
so many variables in baseball...schedule, what pitchers you face/miss
you are right...Dempster and Garza could go and the Cubs coould maintain....
Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:10 AM
"We won a game yesterday. If we win one today, that’s two in a row. We win one tomorrow, that’s called a winning streak. It HAS happened before." - Lou Brown
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