Posted by: yannibgoode
Date: November 13, 2014 11:43AM
Pure hitter for a fact and that's just what the doctor ordered. I fully expect Santana to return to his former self at the plate (that 3rd base experiment with him did nothing but hurt him) and with that, we have a formidable middle of the batting order. With a healthy Kipnis, the awesome Gomes a for real Ramirez and a full time Bourne, up the middle is pushing toward elite too. I really like the staff, especially with another year under their belt. An established starter would be nice but I wouldn't break the bank for one and certainly wouldn't overpay for a career .500 guy because we're just not going to have the smothering offence like we had in '95-'97 to bail him out. I believe we'll seriously be able to contend in '15 and start to get some butts in seats again and get that home field advantage back.