Of course, hindsight being 20-20, we can all second guess Hargrove for pulling lefty George Sherrill after facing (and retiring) only one batter, since the next batter, Bernie Williams, is a switch hitter with nearly identical splits over the last three years. Not that there are many better options in the pen.
Yes, I am still alive, and waiting for Beltre and Olivo to start hitting the way we know they can.
This team still has a lot of problems, though--mostly pitching. As Larry Stone says, however, the M's have few options at this point.
Hey, we took two of three from Boston this time around, so at least it's not like the home team here in KC, where you're nearly guaranteed a loss every time they take the field. You think the M's are bad? The Royals are pathetic. As if that's much comfort.
We got a long season ahead of us, and I hope by the end of it, we'll see most of the reasons for optimism come to fruition.