Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Life as the Arizona GM

Well this season has been a wild ride so far.

The ownership was pretty excited after least seasons wild card finish. The young pitching staff seemed to be maturing and the rookie LF and MVP candidate Dennis Magadan (49HR, 143 RBI, 15 stl, .267 avg) had the fans buzzing. The growth of Carlos Canseco the young SS also held great promise. FA acquisition Junior Tabaka was solid and the much sought after Ernest Hodges set the table at the top of the order.

But then Season 4 began and the bats were silent, and the pitching less than special. The season seemed to be slipping away. But suddenly things have corrected a bit and the team is playing much better. The question now is.......Is the early hole too deep or will they be ok?

The hitting has come around and so long as the pitching improves the Sun Spots hope to be in the thick of things. Julio Martinez continues to baffle. He is highly paid, highly rated, but yet seems to continue to be a pedestrian starter. He needs to perform like a #1 starter for this team to compete.

At 30-12 Cheyenne is once again running away with the division title. Currently at 19-23 the Sun Spots are looking up at the 24-18 Las Vegas squad as well. Internal emails show that the Spots hope to be 5-7 games over .500 by the break. That means they need to go about 24-15 over the next 39 games. That goal is attainable. Let's see if it happens.

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