Snakes Gould wrote:
yeah i like the pads too, mostly because of the park though
seriously though, and you're not even mentioning the fact that jake peavy probably had the worst year hes ever going to have and still was solid.
Yeah, true, and what you said about Peavy can be applied to Linebrink. Chronically misused last year to the point that Liney was only hitting 90 MPH whereas he routinely hits 94/95 most of the time. Now with Bochy not here to misuse him in '07, along with a successful pitching coach like Bud Black handling the managerial duties, it seems evident to expect bounce-back seasons. We also upgraded our bullpen with Bell, Ring, Brown, Strickland, etc. Our staff got better, no doubt, and that's with being #1 in a 5x5 format to begin with.