Originally written on The Dodgerhater  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Forget your Poseys, Pandas, and Scutaros for a second. I know it's hard, but just try not to think of individual performances for a second and transport yourself back to the beginning of the season. Think about what you wanted this team's goals to be-- both for each player and collectively. All we wanted was Pagan and Cabrera (sorry) to be better than 4th outfielders. We wanted Brandon Crawford to play good defense, and if he hit his weight, we'd be thrilled. We wanted Brandon Belt to get playing time and to learn how to hit with any kind of consistency. We fought amongst each other all season as to whether he should be sent down-- whether he had the mental makeup to deal with his situation. We didn't think Hector Sanchez was ready to catch a big league pitching staff coming out of Spring Training. He was too raw, we were told. Joaquin Arias was a random infielder who we knew very little about. He impressed in Spring, and with the injury to Freddy Sanchez, he made the team and ...
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