Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
Back to my original point.
Who was buried on the Cubs bench or in AAA that has gone on to starring roles elsewhere or since Dusty left.
There's a side to this equation you have to take into account.
It's not just that Dusty Baker would let potentially
promising young position players rot on the bench for extended stretches. It's that he would play veterans over them who should not have seen the kind of playing time they got. It's one thing when you keep a promising young player on the bench because you have a pretty good veteran producing. It's another thing when you trot out Neifi Perez every day as a top of the order hitter instead of one of those promising young players.
In other words, Dusty was a-okay with starting arguably the worst everyday player of this generation over someone like Ronny Cedeno or Ryan Theriot. That doesn't speak well to his judgment.