Originally Posted by Jones1
Yes the guy is hitting pretty well for the marlins
It might not have been a mistake to let Cantu go because of his contract status (arb eligible). However, having not kept him, it was certainly a mistake not to have kept Andy Phillips, Jolbert Cabrera or Jerry Hairston on the 25 man roster. If Gonzo is back and hitting like he was for the most part last year, then Kepp becomes that spot. But it sounds like Gonzo could still be weeks away; and they knew this all along from when the injury was discovered.
The situation is further worsened by the fact Ross isn't around. But they really put themselves into this situation by keeping both Freel and Hopper plus both Votto and Hatteburg. They have to bite the bullet and use one of those one of those roster spots for a right handed guy with some pop who can play off the bench.