When your bench is out performing your starters, there is something seriously wrong with this team. The problems aren't just on the field, they are upstairs as well.
Wilkerson: Even though the Olympic Stadium was more a pitcher's park than hitter, it was a good park for power hitters. He's never had a smooth stroke at the plate, he swings like he's still playing AAA. He may be the guy in the Chevy Chase Bank commercials, but on a solid team he's a very good 4th outfielder at best. Remember he was with the Expos because he was cheap. Any players who became good and expensive have been traded or have gone someplace else.
Wilson: Man, I'm overjoyed this guy wont be back next year. Wat was once a very good defensive center fielder, is now a so-so corner guy at best. He's not the power bat Bowden claimed he was, not even close. We knew that before the trade and we know it even more now.
Guillen: The problem with him at the plate is he thinks he's the worlds best power hitter. One of the hardest working head case in baseball.
NOTE: Wifferson and Wiffson both swing for the fences every time up with obvious results. They aren't even trying for a base hit, and Guillen, he has got to stop looking at how far the fence is. You can drive just as many runners in from scoring position with a solid single, but he too swings to kill the ball...
Vidro: He's been in the DL for 50 or more game two years in a row. His time as a star if over. The time to trade him was this year, because he wont have the same value once the season is over.
Johnson: I love how he hits, but I'm starting to think that he's a mamma's boy, he cant play in pain, and what seem to be minor injuries always turn out to put him on the DL.
Castilla: Bowden signed him for his glove and that's what he got, because away from Coors, he's no better than a good AAA defensive 3B.
Schneider: What can I say, Brian comes to play. The best way to improve on the catching position would be to find a better backup than Bennett.
Guzman: Good glove, that's it... He should ask MLB for permission to use an aluminum bat, because the only way we're gonna enjoy watching him hit if there are sound effects.
Church: No one believed me when I said he was a flash in the pan. He's a good OF, but not a great one, no matter how much he resembles Fred Lynn.
Robinson: Again, when myself and others said he took naps during games, no one believed us. They all saw his great playing career and assumed he was also a great manager. WRONG!
Coaching staff: the sooner they are all gone the better
Bowden: Trader Jim wasn't. Since he took over, he really only pulled off one major trade and that was for Guillen. In Wilson, he acquired a players the Rockies had been trying to get rid of, and we gave up a player who was in Frank's doghouse and a minor league outfielder. Nothing he's done has been remotely close to impressive.
In July the pitching pitched its heart out and had a better team ERA than they did in June when they went 20-6. The problem with this team is not that they cant score runs, its that they don't know how.
Truth be known, except for Schneider, there s not one hitter on this team that I would rush to, or even consider signing if they were a free agent today.