San D wrote:
Thanks for all that!
AussieDodger wrote:Does anyone else think it unwise to start the season with Rasmus in CF? I would like 150-200 AAA at-bats first.
It will be remarkably lucky if they get more then 75-80 wins out of this squad , especially with Rolen and perhaps Reyes expected to be traded.
I read on Rotoworld that the Cards would likely put Ankiel in CF to start the season and would look towards another free agent bat for the OF. This would mean they likely agree with you about giving Rasmus some AAA bats.
I could really see us signing Kenny Lofton for CF, seeing as how we don't have a lead-off hitter yet either. If not, then Skip Schumaker would probably see some time there (ugh........)
With the starting pitching being a who's-who of mediocrity behind Wainright, and Carp being lucky if he takes the mound at all this year, 75-80 wins would be about right. Any more than that is icing on the cake.
That being said, we are losing a lot of salary next year. Edmonds is gone now, but then there's Izzy and I think Mulder too. So hopefully we can sign some free-agents next year when the picking is better, call up a couple youngsters, and hopefully make some noise in the division.
I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades...or a game of fake heart attack.