Re: Farrell Last Night and Idiotic Criticism
posted at 8/10/2014 5:01 PM EDT
Funny you mentioned that. I just turned on the Yankee/Indians' game on FOX. Cleveland has the bases loaded with one out. Swisher is on 3rd with a bad leg, limping like crazy. Guess what? 'Coma does not replace him with a pinch runner and , of course, Swisher is forced at home on a ground ball. A player on 2 good legs would have beaten the throw.
Cona will always be a fool as a field manager.
Well, without having seen the play or having any more information than you just provided, I can't really know whether Francona should have used a pinch runner or not.
How bad are Swisher's legs? It was apparently a force out, not a tag play - Are you sure a pinch runner would have been safe? Who does Francona have available to run? How much faster than Swisher? Who else does Francona have on the bench? What inning? How crucial was the one run? Who was at bat and who was pitching?
The point is, just because a decision or non decision did not work, that does not mean that it was the wrong decision.
Are you related to 'cona? Are you his agent or publicist? Are you afraid of the other 'cona apologists on this board?
Btw, 'Cona=Farrell. You can substitute Farrell's name anywhere that I mention 'cona.
KIMI I'LL ANSWER THE QUESTION HE WON'T. IT WAS THE 7TH INDIANS UP BY 2-0. BASES LOADED INFIELD PLAYING IN A GROUND BALL TO THE FIRST BASEMAN THERE WAS NO ONE IN MLB THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SAFE.
I AM ALWAYS AMAZED AT HOW THERE IS LITTLE COMPLAINING ABOUT A MANAGER WHEN A TEAM IS WINNING BUT OH SO MUCH WHEN ONE IS LOSING.
For instantce, during the st.louis series, he consistently hit middlebrooks in the 8 spot with the pitcher hitting behind him in the 9. Now, anyone who has ever watched or played baseball knows that the guy in the 8 spot is not going to see anything to hit with the pitcher hitting behind him. Thats just common sense. So when you have a guy like middlebrooks who is struggling to get going and is working his way back, that is the last place you should be putting him. A smart manager would put him in a spot where he would actually see some pitches to hit with the hope being that he hits one. YET OTHERS WONDER WHY HE IS PLAYING AT ALL AND IF HE IS HE SHOULD HIT 9TH
Here's another one for ya, when allen craig hit the DL with his ankle injury, mookie betts was up with the team spending the majority of his call up on the bench. Now any competent manager would see this as an opportunity to play betts with a spot in RF being open (could play him in center and bradley in RF as well) The point being that craigs injury should have been seen as an opportunity for betts to get everyday playing time and perhaps some at-bats in the leadoff spot.SO THEN WHERE WOULD HOLT PLAY NOT THIRD BECAUSE YOU WANT MIDDLEBROOKS TO GET HITS AND PLAYING TIME. IF BETTS PLAYS RF WHERE DOES THE CURRENT BEST HITTER ON THE TEAM PLAY. FIRST THEN YOU HAVE LOST A PWR HITTER, NOT SECOND, NOT SS NOT LF NOT CF
On top of that, he refuses to sit brock holt despite the fact that he is in the midst of a massive regression and has been unable to adapt to a league that has him figured out. OK SO THIS MONTH IN 8 GAMES HE IS AT 243 IN JULY HE WAS AT 275 WHICH IS 7 POINTS BELOW HIS CAREER NUMBERS. SO THIS IS NOT A MASSIVE REGRESSION AND LET'S NOT FORGET HE HAS BEEN THE MOST CONSISTENT PLAYER ON THE TEAM ALL YEAR DESPITE THE PAST 8 GAMES.
Keeps him on the bench and makes daniel nava an everyday player despite the fact that he has terrible numbers year and is below average defensively. YET HE HAS HIT NEAR 300 THE PAST MONTH AND TRIPLED HIS SLG % AND I POINTED OUT A FEW WEEKS AGO HIS RISP AVE WAS AS GOOD AS NAPOLI'S AND JUST LESS THAN ORTIZ EVEN WHEN HE WAS IN A SLUMP.
FOLKS SORRY BUT IT IS ABOUT WHO IS DOING WHAT AND FANS DWELL ON THE NEGATIVE EVEN IF THE NUMBERS SAY OTHER WISE. IT IS ABOUT SITUATIONS AND WHO DOES BETTER IN THOSE SITUATIONS.
NAVA HITS RIGHTIES AT A 300 CLIP BETTS DOES NOT (225 AVE) SO WHEN YOU ARE FACING RIGHTIES THE CHOICE IS NAVA
FARRELL IS IN A DAMNED IF I DO AND DAMNED IF I DON'T WITH THE FANS
I AM NOT ATTACKING ANYONE'S OPINION BUT JUST SHOWING THERE IS A VERY VALID OPPOSITE OPINION.
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