1. Our bullpen is the strength of our team.
Lie. You have no closer. You have given up 11 runs in as many innings. This is shaping up jsut like 2003, when they said the same thing but the bullpen imploded.
2. Joe Randa is an upgrade at third base.
Lie. Just look at his stats compared to Sanchez last year. Why they didn't go after Cory Koskie when the Jays were giving him away defies belief.
3. Jeromy Burnitz is an upgrade in right field.
Lie. he is just a much older version of Craig Wilson.
4. Jim Tracy is a better manager than LloydMcClendon.
Lie. They have lost four straight close games. These are the games in which managers make a difference. This is also the guy who thinks Victor Friggin Santos should start the second game just because he's right handed. I have seen Santos' act out here the last few years and he is simply not a major league pitcher. Heaven forbid we lose him back to the Royals. The world as we know it would end.
Sorry, but this franchise is as messed up as it always was. It makes me laugh that they respond to Littlebrain's contract extension by going out and losing 4 straight. Pretty fitting, don't you think?