Your team is in last place. You’re currently walking to the roof of your building to jump off. Take a deep breath and step away from the ledge.
No matter how bad things look now, no one should be panicked. Most starters have at least 30 more outings to go. Hitters have 155 more games to rake.
The calm owner should be trying to take advantage of the nervous nancies. Some guys that are good bets to rebound from a slow start:
Cole Hamels is a notoriously poor starter out of spring training. Last season, he posted a 5.28 ERA in five April starts before going on a tear. Hamels ended up finishing with a sparkling 3.06 mark.
It’s a little scary that the Red Sox are willing to drop Carl Crawford to the seven-hole against lefties, but this is just a case of an entire team slumping. The Sox were 0-4 heading into last night and are simply on the verge of busting out collectively.
Going into Citizens Bank Park for a start against Cliff Lee is a recipe for disaster. With better spots on the horizon, Wandy Rodriguez will settle down and be just fine.
Top MLB pickups
Alex Gordon, OF/3B, Royals
After four straight years of disappointment, the former mega-prospect appears to finally “get it.”
Aaron Harang, SP,?Padres
We talked about targeting Padres pitching all winter. Harang will be a must-start when in Petco Park.
Russell Martin, C, Yankees
When you play every day for the Yankees, runs and RBIs are going to be plentiful. Martin looks healthy.