FanPost

Offense anyone?

The extent of my baseball experience and knowledge comes courtesy of two seasons playing first base in a slo-pitch softball league. So this is a genuine question from someone who's knowledgeable about baseball, but can't really get into the nitty-gritty details of pitching and hitting strategy...how do we get more offense? Just a little bit, an ever-so little bit, more punch at the plate?

I thought last year's offense was hard to watch. This year I can't even stand looking at box scores. So in search of answers I present to my fellow McCovey Covers the following questions as we all search for a better result on the scoreboard...

1. I know that Barry Bonds thing worked out well starting in 1993. But part of me is really, really nervous about signing big-name free agents to long-term deals. See Rowand, Aaron and Zito, Barry. When do Zito, Rowand and any other bloated contracts come off our books, and what would be the best way to spend that extra money?

2. Nobody knew how good Tom Brady was until a freak injury to Drew Bledsoe. I keep looking around our farm system thinking there has to be three position players SOMEWHERE who can make better contributions that half our current line-up. At what point to we give younger players a chance when a veteran hasn't hit his stride two months into the season?

3. How long do you think we can keep our current starting pitchers together and performing at this high of level? Atlanta achieved a high level for a decade. Can we afford to waste another one or two seasons with a mediocre offense and still expect to contend for a championship in the next five-plus years?

I hope these questions aren't too elementary...I'm just trying to wrap my arms around what has to happen before our offense can be even just average.

This FanPost is reader-generated, and it does not necessarily reflect the views of McCovey Chronicles. If the author uses filler to achieve the minimum word requirement, a moderator may edit the FanPost for his or her own amusement.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join McCovey Chronicles

You must be a member of McCovey Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at McCovey Chronicles. You should read them.

Join McCovey Chronicles

You must be a member of McCovey Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at McCovey Chronicles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker