Dons0's wrote:Sign Feldman for a 2-3 year deal before the beginning of ST.
ofahn wrote:It all comes down to pitching and we don't have as much of it as we need.
osforlife wrote:If Jim Johnson was in middle relief, there would be next to none talk concerning him, just as there is hardly any talk about Patton or Matusz. He'd just be a regular, common, average 5th/6th/maybe 7th inning guy.
ofahn wrote:I value Jim Johnson as a first rate closer. That being said he has been HORRIBLY abused this year. Buck ran him out there to finish game after game where we had a three run lead. I understand that it's TECHNICALLY a save situation, but Buck knew that Johnson had faltered at the end of last season because he was overworked and should have been more sensitive to that this year.
Instead, this team has been managed from ownership down with one goal in mind - SELL TICKETS! Just before the All Star break JJ was about ten saves ahead of every other closer in the game. Just for argument's sake let's take those ten games and split half of them to O'Day and the other half to Tommy Hunter. Then, let's say that each blows a save and we lose one of those games. Now, compare that against the six or so games we've lost since July 1st because Johnson has been over worked. Take those five games from the loss column and put them in the win column and where would we be in the standings?
I'm glad that Angelos has given DD and Buck contracts through 2018, but I'm beginning to believe that his price for that stability was to WIN NOW so they could SELL TICKETS regardless of the cost.
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