Sunday, September 10, 2006


Chacin's start last night is another great sign for this team next year. IF the top three can stay healthy and if a quality starter can be added to replace Lilly, this is a formidable rotation. In the last thirty days, Lilly has been horrible(does he even know this is a free agent year?) and Marcum has been fine...But the other three starters...that's a different story

Halladay 2-2, 3.16 ERA, 27 K/9 BB, 1 complete game
Burnett 4-2, 3.30 ERA, 26 K/16 BB, 1 complete game
Chacin 2-1 3.20 ERA, 9 K/ 10 BB

These stats give hope for next year. An era under 3.5 for three of your starters is darn good news when your offense is scoring almost 5 runs a game. With a capable closer and one strong addition to the starting staff this could be quite a formidable team no?

BTW this Adam Lind kid looks for real..he just smacked his first Major League homerun and is now hitting over .400 since being called up. Will he be part of the opening day roster? Or maybe a mid-season call up if injuries happen? More and more reason not to bring back Catalanatto. And the off-season battle plan that I have been designing is coming quickly, I'm done my second draft but am just checking through things, making sure it all makes sense.

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