I clicked on this thread hoping to answer the OP's question but instead we have a few posters who's only interest is to berate another poster who stated his opinion just like they did.
I know slide is not perfect and have disagreed with him in the past but the constant torrent of criticism is unwarranted. I too have grown incredibly frustrated with the O's and rightfully so I might add. I do think though that this years team has some heart and fight in it but so did the 2002 team who at one point was 63-63 only to finish 4-32. Still though I think they'll be competitive all the way to the end and we'll see where it takes them.
BTW, you know this is a case study of a personal attack on slide. If this board had a mod some of these guys would at least be suspended.