Re: Managerial search over. It's Dusty.
Vets over rookies.
This may have been rehashed already, but just curious what promising rookies languished on the bench because Dusty decided to play vets over them.
Ryan Theriot came up to the Cubs last year, but if he was sitting it was because Ronny Cedeno(Age 23) was playing in front of him.
I hear two contradictory criticisms of Baker.
He play vets over rookies, and he plays guys like Corey Patterson(ages 23-25) way too much.
I've heard this tweaked to say if you produce than he'll play you no matter what, but if you're a rookie and you struggle, then he'll play the struggling veteran over you.
This is probably true of any manager who hasn't been given assurances that he'll manage beyond the next year.
I understand the criticism of Neiffi and Jose Macias, but as was mentioned at about page 10, every manager has their own personal blind spots.
I'm not sure about the Giants, but the Cubs farm system hasn't exactly had a whole lot to write home about the last few years.
As for the arm wrecking, he is old school no doubt, but Wood and Prior were likely headed for the good doctor regardless of who managed. For every Wood and Prior, I can point to Zambrano and Hernandez, two guys that throw a ton of pitches every year with seemingly no ill affect.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.