Well I do know why actually, it's because they play in the AL Central and although they have lost nineteen of their last twenty-four games they are still only 5.5 games back. I refuse to believe they are this bad because I think they have too much talent but they are making it awful difficult to watch. Jamey Wright was considered a longshot to make this team and yet on June 4th he is called on in the 8th inning to protect a one run lead. Not Juan Cruz, not Ron Mahay, not even Kyle Farnsworth (who I must admit is pitching pretty well lately), nope Jamey freaking Wright. I guess that is just another sign that the season has gone horribly wrong.
I know it's not like Cruz and Mahay are world beaters right now but Wright has been just as ineffective. And Trey couldn't call on Ramon Ramirez because he now pitches for Boston (1.35 ERA and 0.86 WHIP). I recall people weren't concerned about losing RamRam because of Moore's ability to build an effective bullpen. Didn't happen that way this season and I have to believe their record would be better if DM hadn't traded Ramirez and Nunez.
Still they are only 5.5 games back and are technically still in it but the ship must be righted soon. They aren't this bad and even though they keep trying to prove me wrong I don't believe the season is lost.