With yesterdays news of Kenneth Macha's option not being picked up, I can now come out of hibernation and show my support for my beloved Brewers.
I apologize to all of my followers (I only have one, Jon) for abandoning the blog after the trade deadline. But I couldn't stomach the teams leadership any longer.
Macha's style of coaching and planning for the game is outdated and quite pathetic.
You have a team with this much speed and you dismiss the whole theory of hit-and-run, being aggressive while on base, and playing good ol' fashion small ball.
It's not all of his fault though; Melvin surrounded Macha and Peterson with a bunch of nobody's. Honestly, this rotation is pathetic. Yovanni Gallardo had a passive August and the rest of the starting-5 could all be sent to the bullpen if they played with any other team in MLB. Seriously, Braden Looper had the most wins last year for the Crew, and he didn't even land on a new team. What does that tell us? Well, first off stop picking-off washed up Cardinals. Secondly, start spending some coin on starting pitching. Thirdly, start drafting better.
Enough of this whole "we draft the best player, regardless of position". Start drafting pitchers only.
Thankfully Mark Rogers showed some promise this weekend, Jake Odorizzi has shown flashes of brilliance, and John Axford assures us a solid closer next season.
With that being said, here's how I thought MLB standings would finish in 2010....
Back in March, 2010, I predicted the following (what a disaster). Although to my defense, I do have the Giants in the World Series, losing the Yankees. Their pitching (along with Philly) shows the most promise. Starting pitching is everything!
Boston Red Sox*
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Chicago White Sox
LA Angels of Anaheim
St. Louis Cardinals
San Diego Pad