Re: Why fix anything?
posted at 7/7/2013 1:48 PM EDT
We all know why this is happening, we just don't want to verbalize it.
There are two problems . 1st, this team needs a UIF, someone to come in off the bench when a player goes on the DL
And 2nd (and compicating the matter) is the old baseball saying that nobody loses their job due to an injury.
Middy got hurt and went down so they called up Iggy to fill in, thinking that Iggy could be the no-hit UIF and play 3b until Middy gets back. Then possbily the worst thing in the world happened as far as the FO was concerned. Iggy was - and still is - setting the world on fire offensively and defensively.
Then something "good" happened when Drew got hurt and went on the DL. That allowed them to move Iggy to his best position of SS. But now the problem becomes more complicated. Middly is still in Pawtucket for one reason: If they've already brought Middy up, what do they do when Drew comes back?
Do they tell a solid prospect, Middy, that he's lost his job to Iggy even though they know they want Middy for next year at 3B?
Do they tell Drew, a solid performer whom they picked up as a FA and was starting to hit with power that he's lost his job because of an injury?
Or do they tell Iggy that he's now on the bench because he's not better than the two playing ahead of him. I'd like to be there when they try to say THAT and keep a straight face!
So until the FO decides what they're going to do we're stuck with the likes of Snyder, Holt, and Diaz at 3B, any one of whom would be a perfectly serviceable UIF.
C'mon, FO. Make a decision. Demote Drew to UIF, let Iggy play SS and Middy at 3B. Drew is a big boy with ML experience. He understands the game of baseball and why things sometimes happen. He'll get over it. And if he doesn't? Oh well.
Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.