Another Dismal Start

April 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

There’s been more than enough opinions espoused by fans and “experts” alike regarding the 2012 incarnation of the Olde Towne Team. It might even be a little fair to back those pinning the bulk of the blame on Bobby V. The truth is not nearly as simple as that. A few thoughts in no particular order:

  • Mike Aviles is a decent hitter, but Scutaro and Lowrie both would have easily handled those two balls he booted in yesterday’s collapse.
  • Alfredo Aceves is Bronson Arroyo. One great year, but there’s a reason the Yankees didn’t offer him a contract before the 2011 season.
  • Bard belongs in the bullpen. He might one day be a dominant starting pitcher. Something to consider in 2012.
  • Blame Valentine if you want. Connie Mack couldn’t win with a bullpen of Aceves, Albers, Thomas, Padilla, Morales, and Tazawa. It’s no more complicated than that.

 

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