Baseball Crank
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April 20, 2004
BASEBALL: Bury My Heart at Le Stade Olympique

With last night's strangulation by Tyler Yates on the way to his first major league win, the Expos have scored 20 runs in 12 games, an average of just 1.67 runs per game and nearly a run below the worst mark in major league history, the 1908 Cardinals, who averaged 2.41 runs/game in a league where the average team scored 3.33 R/G.

The Expos shouldn't be quite that bad, particularly if Nick Johnson ever returns, but the offense does look grisly. However, asking the good people of Montreal and San Juan to sit through the 1899 Cleveland Spiders - Part Deux! is too much. With the departures of Vladimir Guerrero and Javier Vazquez, this team no longer even pretends to be a competitive franchise any longer. And why Frank Robinson, baseball legend and successful manager and executive, has bothered to stick around when he no longer has Guerrero to mentor is just beyond me.

Put them out of their misery. Now.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 06:19 AM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

I'm not trying to diminish the awfulness of the Expos offense, but I'm curious how many runs the Tigers had scored at this point last season. They did get a bit better over time, but they were astonishingly inept at the beginning of the season.

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