Thursday, October 20, 2005
So It Goes
- Oswalt is a damn good pitcher, by far he's the best in the Houston rotation. All that talk about Clemens is an injustice to him. There's something about the combination of being dumb and cocky makes the mind impervious to failure. Maybe he could share a little of that with Mulder, Morris, Marquis and the bullpen.
- As much as I want to blame the shitty umping, the Cards lost this series on their own.
- The poor offensive showing doesn't get much notice against a guy like Oswalt, but loosing against Brandon Backe was just unacceptable.
- My natural reaction to the lack of hitting is to wonder what impact Rolen may have had, but then I think about the 2004 World Series. We've been without Rolen for two of three postseason trips, are the results much different? Certainly, his presence gives us a better chance and an imposing threat on paper though.
- I don't know that Mulder's a true number two pitcher.
- Although it will never happen as long as there is broadcast revenue to be had, something should be done to address the Wild Card. This system awards the second best team in one division all of the advantages of the teams who competed all year long to actually win their division. The Wild Card, a team that has probably benefited from a mid-season rental player or some other fluke happening, gets to play a short series and only one less game at home than their opponent.
- I generally like TLR, but may be a late arrival in the "tough love for Tony" crowd. Is he a contributing factor in the underperformance at the plate?
Anyway, I don't have a lot of energy for the blame game...yet. And it is worth noting that this was an enjoyable season, having a blog really added to it. In fact, being a part of the Cards' blog community is great, the best fans in baseball=best bloggers in baseball. Well, no force of history can wipe out a Diaspora. We'll always be here (sometime before this winter we'll be migrating, it is what a Diaspora does, away from Blogger), so keep taking time out of your work day to swing by.
I say let let Morris go. We don't need another mediocre pitcher, unless he'll work for a $1 mill contract.