Which is not only bad news for the team and fans, but for those people who are responsible for writing interesting stories about the team every day: the beat writers. Combine the boredom of spring training with low expectations, and you get writers struggling to find stories.
And while I've never been on a baseball beat for one team, I can relate to what it's like. Hell, it's hard to create content for this blog every day, and half the stuff I write here is just straight nonsense.
So with that in mind, there's nothing I can do but admire Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune. Gonzo grabbed himself a glass, poured enough thought and words into it to ensure it was half-filled.
Seriously, this may be the biggest reason for optimism in camp this spring. The simple fact that the team comes into camp with no lingering injury issues. Well, aside from Jake Peavy, but that's just the way the world is.