(Anonymous) Brewers fans! Are you pissed that I gave Kendall and others TOO MUCH credit?? This is so strange. OK, to each of you...
Anonymous 1 and 2: Wow, thanks for reading. See, the point of a blog is just to give our opinions. Your anonymous insults are quite flattering, but I think you're taking this too seriously.
You didn't argue my Dave Bush statistic. Why not? Is it because the Cubs have taken your division for two years straight and Dave Bush couldn't get them out last year to save his life (or his team)? I like Gallardo, but we haven't even seen him for a full year.
These are serious questions, Anonymous. As a Brewers fan, why not just answer my questions? I enjoy having adult conversations about topics that I am interested in. Wouldn't you rather just discuss this stuff?
As for Jason Kendall, let's see... career stats show that he has hit .328 with bases loaded and .330 with a man on 3rd and less than two outs. Seems clutch to me! Was his .246 average last year disappointing? I'm sure it was, anonymous Brewers fan. But what other option do you have? He's your catcher and I think he's OK. Start your own blog and post your own opinion if you think differently about Jason Kendall.
I need to go post on my fashion blog now...
Anonymous 3: I've watched A LOT of baseball. I've seen Tony Gwynn about 6 times and every time, he was, to me, clearly one of the two best players on the field. I think his defense is pretty good, from what I've seen in minor league games. (I saw him gun a guy at third from the deep right field.) If the organization agrees with you, then why not dump him now?
Have I heard of Gallardo? Yes, I said he could be an ace. I SAID IT. But he has not even pitched a season. I won't even bother listing past pitchers who have looked brilliant for half a season. You need to get a grip.
Julio has pitched well and I think he got it together at the end of the year. If he doesn't, then whatever. It's not my team. You can bitch about it. As for Hoffman, damn dude. You want me to say Trevor Hoffman isn't good? Really?? Maybe he'll suck, fine. But I'm not going to bet on that. And it explains a lot about you as a fan that you ARE betting on it.
Anonymous 4: Thanks for some common sense here! You might be right about Gwynn. What the hell do I know? At least you use your brain. You can stay!
Anonymous 5: OK, I'll agree maybe career numbers aren't the best way to make predictions. I don't know. I'm not really a Brewers fan, but I like Jason Kendall and the way he plays. He's declining. You're right.
Julio was terrible in Cleveland. But if my team signed him, I'd look at the change in scenery that helped him last year and think/hope he could build on that.
Bottom line, Brewers fans: I hate your team. I was doing my best to be unbiased. I like Kendall, Gallardo, Counsell, Hardy, and a few others. I hate Ryan Braun and will laugh at you all when he is a Yankee. Almost as much as I laugh at HIM when he plays left field.
But do you realize that you guys (well most of you) are all going nuts about what some dude said on a blog? Like, I was just giving my opinion about what I think of this team at this point in the year, before the season has even started. Who cares?
Instead of going on message boards and telling your Brewer buddies to come comment on here, you should spend more time worrying about who is going to pitch in your rotation and will actually strike fear in the opposing hitters. If I were on the other team, and Gallardo weren't pitching, I'd look forward to playing your team. (Assuming Sheets is gone.)
But thanks for stopping by!