I'm glad that the team is trying to become more athletic. The past few years they went with slow guys that couldn't field but they sure could hit the ball. That was fine during the regular season but when they got to the postseason and had to face better pitchers and better defenses it was hard to hit doubles and homeruns, they could only go station to station on singles which were hard to string together.
I hope that over the next few years they start to rebuild the farm system. Trade bait and future stars.
I don't really know if Jarnkrok will live up to his potential. Everything I've read about him has said that he'll be ready in a few years. After multiple years of reading that I just don't think he'll be the star he could have been.
I think Babcock is guilty of coaching for the individual. He's so busy managing egos and delicate psyches they he sometimes makes bizarre decisions. Like Glendening taking crucial face-offs, or his coddling of other players. Which is fine sometimes. But in a crucial playoff game, screw building confidence and go with what will win. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2