Originally Posted by coachw513
The thing is, all of those guys did just fine in April...others failed to have a productive month...the bullpen implosion generally wasn't a Stanton/Weathers issue, and Conine and Gonzalez had fantastic months...
Sorry, I wasn't directing it at Stanton or any other player mentioned in the article. I was just speaking generally. If guys with "veteran presence" are performing on the field, I feel they are valuable to the team. I just don't like it when it's used to justify the presence of a player in the lineup who is clearly "past his prime." In those cases, I think continuing to run him out there when you've got good talent sitting behind him does more harm than good. And it is only April. If these guys are still contributing in August, good for them. If not, do you keep running them out there for their "veteran presence?"