Friday, August 26, 2005

What Me Worry?

Lots of emails today, asking if I'm worried about Schilling. Drum roll please. The answer?


Schilling will be fine when we need him. He's got a lot to work through in his head... but he'll be fine when we need him.

Think of it this way: Everything has gone wrong this season that didn't go wrong last season. We're basically where we are - which by the way, is 1st place - without any contriibution from Schilling, Pedro, Lowe, and Foulke. Guys who had career years last year - like Bellhorn, Mueller, and Millar - are nowhere NEAR the zone. (I have way more faith in Graffanino and Kapler than in Millar... which is not good.)

Thankfully, the following things are constant (Lord hear our prayer): Johnny D, Manny, Ortiz, Varitek, Trot, and ER. Believe it or not, Olerud is a constant. Timlin, Gonzalez and Myers, in the right slots, are all constants. Kapler is motivated and can be this year's Dave Roberts. These are a few of the reasons that you still see us at the top of the AL East.

We've got a lot of time to get this together people. If it's a wildcard, it's a wildcard. You figured the Yankees would win the division anyway. (I still have them to win it all - is there a reason to change?) I have faith in Schilling, I have faith in Clement. In big games, I have faith in Wakefield. I have a new-found faith in Wells (but I think he needs some pre-playoff wins against the Angels and Yankees to cement his confidence). That's four. The ups and downs of Arroyo and Miller won't necessarily hurt us. What will hurt us is going into the playoffs without Foulke at 100%. I repeat:



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Anonymous peter* said...

There is a lot more to worry about than just Foulkie. We have to have a staff that can get to him first. Doesn't exist, does it? Not even close.

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