Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Confidence Meters - Pre-Season 2012
Halladay. Lee. Hamels. Until I have some reason to think otherwise, I'm feeling pretty good. [Considering I didn't feel too bad about Myers, Wolf and Padilla ten years ago...]
There are threats of Juan Pierre getting hundreds of at-bats. A minor league shortstop is starting at second base. Jim Thome is playing first base and it isn't 2004. Needless to day, things don't look too good.
This group has potential but there are some concerns. Bastardo's velocity has been down this spring with rumors of "arm problems." Contreras is old as dirt, coming off of arm surgery and will start the season on the DL. Stutes also might start the season on the DL.