Re: Random thoughts...
great post, coach! I totally agree with nearly all of it.
I'm with you on Juan Castro- I think he is a valuable utility player. I know his stats, I've looked them up, and I realize he's not a very good hitter, and I know he's getting older and his range is not what it once was. But, he makes plays, off the bench, in the clutch. No, he should not be starting, or even playing that much. But he is a good role player. Funny thing is, I was reading a thread yesterday of how terrible he is unless the ball is hit right to him, and while I'm listening to the radio, he goes into the hole and makes a fantastic grab and throw, that left Brantley nearly speechless. I just laughed out loud. Castro is steady, dependable, smart. A good guy to have on the bench.