Tuesday, August 08, 2006


So, can the Diamonbacks make the playoffs? Today they are one back of the Reds for the Wild Card, and 2.5 back of San Diego in the division.
They've got snazzy kids (Stephen Drew, Carlos Quentin) old man-crushes (Shawn Green), and the best pitcher in the National League, but he's hurt. And now, Livan, everyone's favorite half-brother. The bird-faced Erick Karabell will tell you that his numbers, while poor, mask what is actually an alright year. You read a lot about Livan's postseason experience, but most of that came in 1997 and the rest back in 2002 with the Giants. It's a weak division, though. It's hard to back Coletti's army of injured middle infielders or believe in a lineup where Josh Bard is getting at-bats in the cleanup spot. As for their competition for the Wild Card, last night Jeff Weaver held them to a run over six innings. Arizona has no terrible holes in the lineup, especially if they replace Green with Quentin, a have just improved their rotation. I see the workhorse (some players recieve only one adjective) taking them to the playoffs.


Blogger Craig said...

Everyone's on the Dodgers bandwagon, since they have won 10 straight and acquired "327 wins". Personally, I think the Padres have underacheived and are still leading the division, and they'll win it in the end.

Livan Hernandez was the recipient of Eric Gregg's zip code strike zone in 1997. And he has a big ass. These are the only two relevant facts I have to add.

Tue Aug 08, 06:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger David Bowie said...

Mostly I just wanted to see how 4 pictures would look. I'll change it when I find a better shot of him as a Diamondback. Hopefully it will involve the swimming pool.

Wed Aug 09, 02:42:00 AM EDT  

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