Re: Napoli Sits Against a Lefty a Day after Hitting His First HR in a Lot of Games
posted at 8/15/2013 10:39 PM EDT
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to Javi60's comment:
Napoli's rest had been robot-like programed before last nights homer... The device was provided by Tito from Ohio...
Some of you have a really strange idea of how days are scheduled off.
Okay Naps, we are giving you a day off on Thursday because we like the Nava matchup. But if you get a hit on Wednesday, we are changing the schedule for the rest of the year.
I serious, can you explain this? Do you think that if a guy is in a horrid slump, just because he hits a HR, he will suddenly go on a tear?
For all the posts y'all have made over the past few days about dropping him down in the lineup, dropping him out of the lineup, or dropping him off the team, he hits one HR and you suddenly change your mind on all this and think he is a star?
I don't think that any of us knew that he was told in advance that he would sit tonight. To me it was " a little surprising" when the lineups came out. Most reasonable people would not have much of an argument with that.
I guess that is why I am never surprised. Managers schedule out time off probably weeks in advance, according to various criteria. I'm sure Farrell has a pretty good idea of when Vic gets his next day off. The way I figure it, players probably sit at least once every 4-6 weeks, so why would I be surprised when they get that day off?