Re: I strongly disagree: Felger, Merloni: Valentine's 'been a train wreck'-Your Reaction?
posted at 5/1/2012 7:57 PM EDT
He's harrangued daily by the pro Terry F. forces who somehow blame Bobby's arrival for Terry's departure. Explain all day long that the two are completely separate events, but the illogic defies rebuff.
I don't connect the two. I only comment on what I see. Instead of complaining that we are being unfair to BV, explain why I am wrong.
Care to explain last night's with Lars? It was one of the stupidest moves I have ever seen.
On defense, would you rather see-
A-DMac, Byrd, and Sweeney, or
B-Lars, Byrd, and DMac?
Seriously, Lars has virtually never played LF in his life, while DMac is semi-passable. And Sweeney is 10x the RFer that DMac is.
Next, with 1st and 2nd in the bottom of the 8th with 2 outs, who would you rather have at bat?
A-A guy with a .962 OPS, or
B-A guy with a .333 OPS?
And to make things worse, he realized his mistake, and sent Sweeney in for Lars in the 9th. So if he was sending in Sweeney in the 9th, why not have Sweeney bat in the 8th?
I mean, if you Tito out, that's fine. But trying to defend moves like this really doesn't help.