There’s no need to sugarcoat it anymore. It’s a scientific fact at this point, why try holding out hope that it’s going to turn around? This offense sucks. It sucks and it sucks hard. Whether you want to blame ownership, Cashman, or both, we can all be unified in agreement that this performance from the lineup night in and night out is just pathetic. Each game brings a new low, and the numbers and anecdotes to prove it are starting to get frightening. Reid Brignac isn’t OPSing CC’s playing weight. Vernon Wells may have inadvertently started the takeover of the machines. Francisco Cervelli is the team wOBA leader right now, by a wide margin, and he hasn’t played a game since April 26th. Alberto Gonzalez is statistically the team’s best offensive shortstop.
The rest of the roster hasn’t been holding up its end of the deal as well as it was earlier in the season, but this lineup is so inept that the team is basically done as soon as they give up 3 runs these days. That’s no way to try to be competitive at the Major League level let alone try to win games, and it certainly appears to the trained eye that it’s starting to take its toll on everybody. The cupboard is so bare that Joe is starting to throw the binder and the matchups out the window when making his lineup cards and that’s about the most un-Joe thing he could do.
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