Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Words of Wisdom From the GM

Great minds think alike. I think the players just need to play better and so apparently, does Brian Sabean.

"The starters need to throw some more strikes."

"...we've had a hard time turning double plays. That has to improve."

"...our baserunning in some games has been shoddy."

"We have to get our act together."


M.C. O'Connor said...

"If we're gonna win, the players gotta play better,
the coaches gotta coach better, the manager gotta manage better,
and the owners gotta own better."
- Brewers first baseman George Scott, to the club chairman

From Cot's Contracts

M.C. O'Connor said...

Sabean mentions that the St. Louis Cardinals won the 2005 World Series with an 83-78 regular season record, as if to say "we could, too." That may be true, but that club had won 100 games the year before (lost NLCS), and 105 the year before that (lost WS). Just because a GOOD team wins the WS the year they have a BAD record is not a reason to assume ANY club can win. (Those teams had Albert Pujols, too, and some ace pitchers like Dan Haren and Chris Carpenter).

Sabean needs to get a grip. You don't build a champion by hoping you go 83-79 in a weak year and then running the table. You build a 100-win club and hope you get the breaks and luck and good play in the post-season.

M.C. O'Connor said...

My bad, it was the 2006 Cardinals. They lost the NLCS in 2005, and lost the WS in 2004.