View Full Version : D-backs, D-Bats, D-Broken?
04-10-2003, 07:21 AM
Yes, I know it's only 9 games, but, the Diamondbacks' hitting has been pretty bad this year:
Is this, the lack of production, even too much for Unit and Schilling to offset?
04-10-2003, 09:15 AM
Other than Gonzalez if he's fully recovered, who on that lineup is likely to put up good numbers? really no one.
04-10-2003, 10:09 AM
Old man take a look at my life....:D
04-10-2003, 10:44 AM
look two further spots down at Detroit - 12 runs and 30 hits in 7 games!!!!!
in Arizona, it's easy to pinpoint the culprits:
Finley (485 OPS)
Spivey (457 OPS)
Womack (317 OPS)
Bautista (297 OPS)
McCracken (233 OPS)
some of these guys are veterans on the downslide, womack is just terrible, and spivey is having a tough start after a very good 2002.
who's #2 in OPS after LuGo? Carlos Baerga!!!!!
04-10-2003, 10:49 AM
The D'Backs O is what is hurting. I would expect that Schilling and Johnson's slows starts are just that. If they get rolling I anticipate the offense picking up to some extent, but it will be a problem all year.
04-10-2003, 10:51 AM
Spivey's got to get better. Wouldn't be surprised if Finley is crispy. Womack was never good. Bautista is a career journeyman, although I would imagine he'll get up closer to a .700 to .750 range. McCracken? Someone is dumb enough to keep paying him?!?
I would imagine that Lyle Overbay will put together a decent rookie season.
The diamondbacks offensive struggles aren't surprising though. This is the geezer squad. And they dumped Ruby and Colbrunn, who were two of their better hitters (even if management didn't realize it).
I think I listed the D-backs around 3rd or 4th in the west in Lee's prediction contest because of the age factor.
04-10-2003, 12:07 PM
I think I had the D-backs for dead last in the contest, and right now I'm liking my chances.
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