Trying to Be Positive and Other Bullets – April 7, 2011

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Trying to Be Positive and Other Bullets – April 7, 2011

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So, yesterday was fun, eh? At least folks are trying to stay positive.

  • About the team’s performance thus far, Mike Quade sees positives despite the .500 record against lesser teams. “I always say it’s about the process and giving yourself a chance to win every game, and we’ve done a lot of that. We want to fix some things so we come out on the better side of that than we did this homestand. I’m still pleased with the effort. I’ve said all along, if we play intelligent baseball and we get quality effort every game, then the rest of it will take care of itself.”
  • And Quade is positive, almost excited, about the chance to bring starter Casey Coleman back into the fold. “It was tough to send (Coleman out at the end of spring) because he did such a good job for us last year.”
  • Another positive, Carlos Pena is expected to return to the lineup tomorrow against the Brewers. Tyler Colvin did a positively excellent job in Pena’s absence.
  • Marlon Byrd also likes the positivity theme, even if it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Of the pitcher injuries and less than glamorous start for the team, Byrd said simply: “We have all positives. No negatives.” If you say so, Marlon. Perhaps you could turn those positives into some long-term production from the 3-hole?
  • Enough positivity for you? Well, then, treat yourself with a trio of videos about the Wells/Cashner injuries from the men, themselves, and from GM Jim Hendry:


Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.