++ There’s a lot to work with on the roster, far different from when we were looking at overhauling the entire defense or something. Yes, we have spots that need upgrading, but we are in a lot better spot.
++ We have a head coach. There were a lot of things, even in today’s game before it got out of hand, that were good. Over the year, we ran better this year than in the past many years. Guys were schemed open. First-year guy, and I think he’ll learn and get better.
— Maybe it is time to move on from Pettine. He was given more toys, but couldn’t develop/use them. Yes, we need a better MLB or two, but what happened to the DL? Were they really that bad except Clark or were they never used in the scheme? Were they not developed? You can see Gary has some potential; why didn’t it develop more? Why no adjustments in games?
Overall, great year. Just want it to be better next year.