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Wait...offense is STILL our problem?

Posted on: April 3, 2008 7:56 am
 
Dear Minnesota Twins organization:

I actually applaud your offseason moves. I really believed that the offense could compete this year. Now I know, GM Bill Smith, you're going to tell me to give it time. The pitchers are ahead of the hitters at this point in the season.

Good argument, my good sir - except the Los Angeles Sacramento Angels of Northern San Jose County Municipal Janitors of Anaheim put up a nine-spot on us not 24 hours ago. Twins, please split this series, or Torii's going to think he actually made the right off-season move. Justin Morneau, where are you? I mean, your stick, that is. Defense was great last night, I threw my beer on some kid because that no-look flip to Nick Blackburn was amazing.

Speaking of which, Morneau, you should write to ESPN. Your play was number 5 in their daily top ten. I think you got beat out by a water-skiing squirrel. But that's why I blog on this Web site, not theirs. ESPN can shove it.

Back to the point, though - we've scored four runs in three games. Ouch. An alcoholic college student (read: pretty much every college student) has a higher GPA than your runs per game. We thought that the pitching would be sketchy coming into the year, but it's STILL the hitting? Ugh.

I'm done ranting for now, but expect another letter from me if things don't change in a hurry.

Love,

~ Robtangle

P.S. - If you wish to add yet another overweight pitcher to your roster, gimme a call. My curveball is faster than Livan Hernandez's.

Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: April 3, 2008 11:26 am
 

Wait...offense is STILL our problem?

Great points, Robtangle.  I got a little hopeful at first. We started the season with a run after two batters. I mean, it was great. It wasnt a display of power, it was baserunning prowess and contact hitting.  It was exciting.  Now, the Twins could have one of the most exciting line-ups in all of... Minnesota (cant even say the division because of the Tigers and Indians) - Ok, that didnt do them much justice, but they COULD have the 3rd most exciting lineup in the division, and it certainly could be a very good one. But they have to get together. You cant just have one or two people hitting each day....

Now, I was impressed by Nick Blackburn. He did very well. I wish him luck in staying in the rotation.



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