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The Bullpen


I am sitting there at the game yesterday watching the pen implode again, and kinda getting irritated because it was deja vu, here we go again, but then I stopped myself and thought, this was the BIGGEST glaring weakness on this team last year, and they had many, but Sabean and the crew barely addressed the bullpen situation in the offseason. So why was I surprised? I like Zito signing and the resigning of Bonds, and Roberts as well, don't get me wrong, but they completely ignored the area that needed a complete overhaul. If you look at the majority of playoff teams over the years, for the most part they had a good bullpen. a good bullpen is essential to the teams success and this team doesn't have that. Sabean dropped the ball big time on this one plain and simple. You can have good solid starting pitching, which I think we do, and a decent lineup, which with Bonds I think we do also, but if the Pen can't hold the lead none of that matters.
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The bullpen can afford to be just decent if the offense was good. Unfortunately, the Giants are weak in both departments.

What I found interesting about the pen yesterday was Correia, Sanchez, and Chulk all pitched well to the first couple of batters they faced and then suddenly imploded. Being that it is early in the season I suppose you could say they haven't built arm strength yet but it is not like they were really stretched out yesterday.
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