Yeah, I think Small's 10-0 success last year was more likely an aberration, and I think we all knew that even as he pitched last year (based on his MLB history prior to that). He definitely has something to offer still, and I think it needs to be determined what that is.
Johnson is definitely a concern right now, but I think he will turn things around,since he is his biggest critic and will work harder than most guys to make adjustments as needed. However, 5 of the 7 runs that came while he was in the game last night were unearned, thanks to the errors.
The one that really bugs me is Sturtze. The guy was phenomenal for us up until the midpoint of last year, and now he seems like a liability more than anything (why we followed up a poor start with Johnson in the game with Small and Sturtze is mind-boggling). Proctor has been a nice surprise contributor, though.
The bats have got to come alive - that is where our strength was supposed to be this year. Jeter, Giambi, Damon, and Cano have been the only consistency so far. ARod's got to get his head on straight, and Matsui needs to catch fire as well (both of them will, I'm sure).