06.Feb.2017 Baseball Thread
11 days until the season starts.
Question: do you guys want gameday threads for baseball? Seems like nobody cares and it’s just me, oldbeav, and whisky in those threads. Oldbeav, if people do want it, maybe you can put those up on weekends?
As far as the team, the biggest weakness is pitching. Heimlich and Fehmel will be the 1 and 2 starters. Jake Thompson will probably get the midweek games vs the Portland States of the world. For whatever reason, Pat Casey will always love the awful Jake Thompson. So who is the #3 starter? I’d give a freshman like Grant Gambrell or Dakota Donovan to get a shot over Thompson. I like Gambrell the best of that bunch. I’d make Donovan the long man and (begrudgingly) Thompson the mid-week guy. Casey seems to think Thompson will have a big year for whatever reason.
It’s been a decade now since the Beavs won the World Series. They need a big season (at least go deep in the CWS) before time/perception works against them, and they’re viewed as a fading power (e.g. the snub last year didn’t help).
Let’s hear your thoughts. Curious to hear thoughts on pitching, team speed, team power, and the catching situation.