posted on Apr, 1 2004 @ 03:55 PM
See what gets me is in 2001 we had a potent offense with speed, power, and good hitting. We had an excellent pitching staff that went 4 deep with
quality starters. We had a solid bullpen with a reliable closer,and guess what i thought we were the best team in the league that year,you know what
happened we choked!!
Right now we have better pitchers but the bullpen is worse than it was and the rest is pretty bad aswell,we have no standout players i mean they are
all hitting the same (about 15 homers)
We know what were getting with Chavez so you see somebody in the A's lineup has to step-up big time,i'm hoping Mark Kotsay and Bobby Crosby can
achieve this.Kotsay was considered a budding star for the Padres until he had a poorer, injury-riddled season last year. If he can bounce back and
Erubiel Durazo and Jermaine Dye can show some promise aswell things might not look so bad.