Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Hatty is going to be 38 next season and probably relizes that his days are numbered. What a better way to make 1.5M than to sit on the bench, start a handful of games and pinch hit.
As for speed of the bench I disagree with you doug. I think it is a very underappreciated part of the game. Look at what Dave Roberts did for the Red Sox in the playoffs when they won the world series. In a close game if you got a guy who can steal a bast it puts more pressure on both the pitcher and catcher. A slow runner allows the pitcher to focus solely on the hitter.
That was 1 play. Sure, it was a big play and in turn helped them win the game.... 4 or 5 innings later. Give me a guy off the bench who will get me a base hit when I need it every time over a guy who will pinch run in a real situation every 20 games.