So sayth Harry Truman as the "you know what" was hitting the fan. Is there a H.T. Baseball-type around who could be conned into taking control of this team?
Example: Would Vazqez be playing as much had Ross not been injured. No way. His plate discipline has been astonishing, and had there been a talent-spotter somewhere in the organization, he would hve been the lead catcher all year (or, at least, after AJ was dropped.)
Mookie Betts comes up (with a minor overall average in the .330s and manages to get in a game now and then (and help win one or two), then sits while a .220 hitter goes 0 for 25 (26, whatever) with half of those at bats being strikeouts. Doesn't the manage know by now who the better player is? If he doesn't he's blind.
I can't argue about Bogaarts. He can't hit, either, but to bench him for Middlebrooks would do nothing but make it worse. Put Holt at SS or 3B (I here we have other outfielders, now), and leave him there before he forgets to bring the right glove onto the field!
Put Buchholz on the shelf before he throws his arm out.