Re: Mackanin should be fired already
EE has disappointed me with his bat this season. However, his defense has been rock solid (one error since coming back from AAA).
Even with his unexpectedly poor performance this year, he is a better offensive alternative than Freel OR Hopper BY A LONG SHOT.
He is also a better DEFENSIVE option at 3B than Freel.
To top it off, his SB in the 9th inning on Thursday was his fifht this season. He has not been caught stealing. So, he can't bunt, but he CAN run.
It makes no sense to play regularly play Freel or Hopper over EE. Mac is as clueless as Narron was if he can't see that.