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How in the hell does Fee give Valenzuela an contract extension when he hasn't done anything? He had two good seasons that were shortened due to covid. Now in his first REAL season where no games were cancelled this team has been pure garbage. Is this guy going to be CDM part II? What has he done? The program took a major step backward this year. They were picked to finish 2nd and possibly make the NCAA's and now it looks like we might be stuck with another Fee bomb.
Although I haven't lived in Ca for 20 years I love follow the Dirtbags and up until recently this season saw most of our games when shown on ESPN+. I too have been very disappointed this year. Some observations:
Offense: We are hitting .264 for the season which is ok but we have consistently lacked clutch hitting and have lost several one run games. In the late innings down by a run we often get men on base in scoring position but can't get the clutch hit. We also have hit into too many DP's.
Pitching: Huge disappointment! 1/2 way thru the season our team ERA was 3.40. Now it's 4.50 which means it's been over 5.50 in the 2nd half.
We only had one returning started in Luis Rameriz who has pitched ok but has only logged 40 inn due to injury. Our other starters Johnson Watts-Brown, Noble and Voelker have struggled for the most part and with the exception of Fields who has had a good year relievers have struggled especially in giving up the long ball. Our biggest disappointment has been our pre season All-American closer Harrison whose ERA is 7.43 for the year.
Valenzuela doesnít impress me.
Outside of a one month 2020, he hasnít accomplished anything.
UCSB outscored LB in the series sweep 27-5.
At least your VB team is kicking a$$, looking for an all BW championship vs. Hawaii.
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