And see, people do read you here.
I didn't have high expectations for this year but it has been disappointing to see their utter futility at the plate thus far.
IMO, it would make a big difference if Mauer would get in the groove. It would make Morneau and Willingham better (at least they've shown signs of life) and give more incentive to the top of the lineup to get on base.
I'm not saying that Mauer starting to hit solves all the problems -- just that I think it is a necessary part of the equation.
I agree. There just seems to be a complete lack of energy and interest. I was at the home opener and as soon as the Angels scored in the first inning, you could feel the hope leave the fans and the team. We don't necessarily need guys breaking bats and throwing water coolers, but we need guys that look legitimately upset when they make a mistake and legitimately excited for their teammates when something good happens!