This thread of years past has been replaced by indifference or very cautious optimism and a 12-7 start will generally do that. So if your WalMart greeter seems different these days (a little less/more grumpier) or maybe your flight from the early 1900s is a little more enjoyable today things have seemed to turn the corner for these Birds and you should feel a little giddy. The ridiculous trade posts have ceased for now and that is a sign that improvement has finally taken root.
Its what a certain poster has been telling us all along over some 300,000 posts is that we are dominant!
Of course if you must moan or complain that Matusz is a bust or Reynolds is the reason we are not 18-1 than so be it but I see a competitive team this year