I've been avoiding this thread, mostly because... what is there to say, really? The offense is historically bad and the pitching is generally superb. The highlight of the season is the fantastic story of Willie Mac Award winner Ryan Vogelsong. I think Mark DeRosa's comeback is pretty compelling, too. If only he could have done for the last two years what he's doing now. But just that he's playing is a minor miracle -- I don't think anyone believed he'd ever play again. It's good to see guys like that working hard to succeed, never giving up. Pat Burrell is doing the same. It may not be extremely effective, but I'd guess it's inspiring for some guys in the clubhouse. Pablo Sandoval has emerged as a leader and his work ethic and desire to be out there is awesome. Nate Schierholtz emerging as a reliable bat was nice.
The lowlights, though... there are so, so many lowlights. Losing Buster Posey, losing Freddie Sanchez, losing Brian Wilson, losing Sandoval, Romo, Schierholtz, Fontenot, Affeldt, Jonathan Sanchez and more to injuries. Watching the useless malcontents (and sadly mostly healthy) Tejada and Rowand most of the season. Huff and Ross having horrible seasons. Zito. Now Neukom is being forced out. All in all, a very disappointing 2011 season.
Edited by gaelgirl, 14 September 2011 - 11:55 PM.