so you will be perfectly happy if Josh Bard is our starting catcher next season?
no, I won't.
but I'm not going to sit here and say that this team sucks only because they are missing one player. This team wasn't very good with Flores, and they are not very good without him. they may be slightly better with him, but that's still not very good.
Flores isn't lifting this team from being historically bad into playoff contention, regardless of how much you want to believe it.