Originally Posted by IowaRed
Nobody hates Corey Patterson that I know of. I hate that the manager thinks he's worthy of starting in CF and leading off. I wouldn't hate it if he was a reserve OF who pinch hit and came in late for defense.
You are absolutely 100% correct when you say he's a proven major leaguer. Everybody can look at his stats and watch him play and see what he can/can't do. Apparently having horrible on-base skills gets you a job leading off for this team, that would be the issue here
As I stated earlier, I was in attendance to 3 games, and saw, in person, this supposed starting CF absolutely dog it and cost at least 2 runs. Griffey coulda' done as much, and that isn't saying much, other than Patterson isn't any answer. Freel or Hopper, let alone Bruce would have done so much better.