Wow Melky you let your team down. You are a free agent and you just lost alot of money. You lost respect. You were the MVP of the All Star Game and your team is in the middle of a playoff race. Horrible just Horrible. Maybe you can get off with the Ryan Braun defense. Try it. Who knows?
So… McCann & Uggla have career worst years, Beachy out for the year, Venters blows up his ERA, Jurrjens implodes so badly he could be DFA’d in the winter, and Tommy Hanson isn’t far behind him. Minor, Delgado, and Teheran post ERA’s of 4.93, 4.42, and 8.31 respectively. Starting SS completely flops. His replacement breaks his hand.
Result: on pace for 94 wins. Just like we drew it up.
We needed super years from Bourn, Prado, Chipper, and Kimbrel to overcome those things. Not to mention improvements from Freeman and Heyward. The outfield defense has been stellar and so has our GM. And dare I say it, I have not criticized Fredi Gonzalez in over a month. He’s still not a good manager though.