Nice to see you drop by. That poll is 5 weeks old, and before the Irvin trade. I doubt many people are expecting a trade that significantly changes the offseason now. I’m not implying that the Irvin trade was that significant, just that the trade made another, more significant trade for pitching less likely (plus it’s much later in the offseason now).
Twenty people believe there’s a trade before the season that changed the offseason?
I said it when Elias was hired. Nothing of any significance will change until there’s new ownership.
Actually, I questioned his ability to perform his duties with the current ownership. I’m still waiting for an impact signing. However, I think they may have a chance with the young guys. Of course, that assumes a big season from Adley, Gunnar and GrayRod and it’s likely at least one of that group has growing pains.
I also hope Hall gets a real shot as a SP. Too many people didn’t recognize the strides he made in season and he’s always been a starter. His stint in the pen was useful, but that kid has electric stuff.
Don’t get me wrong, Elias has been ok, but how much could he do if they loosened the purse strings? Yes, I know, the Frazier signing, but how bout that Gibson guy!
We will be fortunate if GRod has a sub 4 ERA. I don’t see him as any more important than the rest of the starters. If he is ever a true ace (and the odds are against that), it won’t likely be in 2023.
The biggest development to this year will be revolved around all the young players, not just one.
Everything about this team and the future success of this organization hinges on them.