Here’s the thing. There is no defending the decisions and rationale behind the composition of the 25 man unless the real plan is to tank. You cannnot talk about how important defense is and attempt to build stronger pitching with an OF with no range or speed, an infield where he left side positions are WIP - even with a healthy Beckham, and a right side that features two players with limited range. This is coupled with a bench that is platoon based, hit first, horrific defensively except for a journeyman 34-year old who is your fastest player but hits like a AAAA middle infielder. The lineup has one great bat, a bunch of declining players, 2 trying to find their way after early season injuries (Schoop and Mancini) and a WIP catching tandem that has barely hit all year.
Do Buck and Dan believe this team is a good product and worth the payroll, worth watching on TV or going to see?
We love this team, and we are all fans but everyone wants something to get behind and cheer for...it is almost impossible to be a fan of this team, its leadership and whatever approach seems to be in place now - Buck what exactly are you seeing that is enjoyable? Dan are you proud of this team? What exactly would you like to say to the fans?
In my 40 years of Os fandom I have never seen a more unwatchable, unlikeable, aimless confusing team.