Ask yourself for a second if you truly believe this is a good baseball team. Is it really a team that can get hot and win the World Series? Honestly? I’m done believing that it is. People have been waiting patiently for Superman…err Ramrez to return and then everything will be all better. Bull. This team has issues and it’s time we wake up and see them.
I’m ready to see a change with this team, and I think the only way to make that happen is to make it be a drastic one. Assuming the team sale is finalized this year, I believe it’s time for a complete overhaul. Unfortunately, we’re stuck with a bunch of no-trade guys, and there is no one to blame for that other than Jim Hendry. I like Hendry, but he’s locked us in to some contracts that will really handicap us. It’s probably time for him to go.
I see, night after night, this team fail to do the little things to score runs and play winning baseball. I see a team that has been out played from a strategy standpoint, and I can only blame those things on the manager. I like Lou Piniella, a lot, but I’m beginning to believe he is one of the problems with this team and needs to go after this season as well.
I’m not sure what else can really be done to shake up the mix, but I know I’m done believing this year.