Originally Posted by flyer85
are there other issues with Dusty besides his tendency to overwork his starters?
He abhors playing young guys until they absolutely prove that they are better... assuming they get a chance to do so.
He's been accused with not listening to both Chad Fox and Robb Nen when they said they couldn't pitch -- both of their careers ended early due to injury.
He has a complete lack of understanding when it comes to sample size. He'll start the guy who's 2 for 5 against a pitcher ahead of the normal starter who is 15 for 50.
He's a slave to "conventional" thinking, using lefties as LOOGYs inappropriately and pinch hitting a crappy hitter for a good one to take advantage of a non-existent platoon (especially if it's a vet for a young guy).
Using Juan Pierre and Tony Womack as "double leadoff guys" should tell you all you need to know -- if giving Neifi Perez 572 AB doesn't.
If Dusty comes in, bet on a lot of Freel at 3rd and Cantu at first with Stanton as the primary setup guy. Arroyo will be injured by July.