Originally Posted by Dracodave
The entire staff is beyond belief. You don't send a player down during a slump, you put him in positions to break out of it. You don't send a player down who commits a error, you work with him. His feet work, his throwing arm whatever. Even if you have to have him and another player cover bases and work on throws etc.
I can't understand this thinking at all. I can agree if you are talking about established major league players with track records, but not young players who are going through prolonged bouts of struggling. The major league level is not where you "work with" young players who have not established themselves yet. That's what the minor league system is in place for. In EE's case, it was not a matter of one error, but a multitude of errors coupled with the fact he was not helping the team at the plate whatsoever.
Are you really suggesting that the Reds continue sending Coffey out there to get shelled every outing? That helps neither himself nor the team. Send him to Louisville where he can work on his game without the pressures of the majors.