Putting aside the team running the table and making the playoffs (yeah, we’d all like to see that), what would you like to see from the team the rest of the way?
- Kevin Smith out there almost daily. I don’t see the point in Valera playing (I think he is likely better than we’ve seen, but let’s look at someone younger. I don’t believe Espinal will be back. And, if Biggio comes back, it will only be in the last week or so. So let’s give Kevin 100+ at-bats and see where we are. We seem to be a team that doesn’t like to give young players at-bats.
- Alejandro Kirk getting most of the playing time at catcher. Same as above, but his bat can be very helpful.
- Some sorting out of the back end of the pen. Jordan has looked great as closer. Let’s see if Pearson and Baker can be set up men. I’d love Merryweather to make an appearance, but that’s a bet no one will take. But with Mayza, Cimber, and Richards, adding Pearson and Baker could give us a good bullpen.
- And, of course, it would be nice to see some consistent scoring, just for the sake of viewing pleasure.
Anyway, what would you like to see?