As we enter the month of May for this 2013 Major League Baseball season here at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, you will forgive me if I seem a bit confused about my expectations for this baseball team. The team made a variety of moves over the offseason that I have discussed ad nauseum in this column, and improved the core of this team substantially.
But what have we really got here?
Offensively, the team is a Jeckyl and Hyde right now, having scored three runs or less in 14 of their 23 ballgames and having scored 13 or more runs three different times.
There are players that have underwhelmed overall at the plate Jason Kipnis is hitting .200, and that’s after picking things up over the last couple of days. His average bounced up .37 points over the past five ballgames, and he’s now hitting a whopping .200.
Lonnie Chisenhall is only hitting .222, and continues to struggle mightily against left-handed pitching. He’s 2-for-21 (.095) against lefties, and looks comple...