Originally Posted by Blue
He hasn't just made questionable moves. He has made objectively bad moves in almost every game this season.
Also, there are guys who fit the mold of leadoff hitter better than the guys he has used this season, BUT YOU NEVER GET TO SEE THEM HIT LEADOFF BECAUSE DUSTY IS JUST TOO DUMB TO REALIZE THAT THE CENTERFIELDER AND SHORTSTOP AREN'T REQUIRED BY RULE TO HIT FIRST AND SECOND EVERY GAME! UGH!!!
Sorry, I disagree with that. That's just a blanket statement. That extra inning game was a VERY poorly managed game. Other than that, there were a few things done wrong here and there.
In regards to the lead off situation. Who SHOULD lead off? Hmmm...let's see. Our catchers? Obviously not. How about our 1B Votto? No, he doesn't fit the mold either. Junior? I don't know anyone who'd think that was a good idea. Edwin? Until he's hitting CONSISTANTLY (and not consistantly bad
) I wouldn't suggest we try him out in that slot. So, who's that leave us?
Well, I'd say the odds are pretty good that either the CF or SS will be leading off on THIS roster. Patterson was a mistake. I'm not going to defend that at all. That was his managerial blunder for the year IMO. Not Patterson in CF...just Patterson leading off. Well, both Keppinger and Hairston have lead off quite a bit this season and they were both successful at it. That just leaves Adam Dunn and Brandon Phillips. In the past, using those 2 at leading off has only resulted in the fan base nearly imploding. Personally, I kinda like the idea of Adam leading off, but I'm a majority of one I think. :O) So...instead of complaining about CF'ers and SS leading off, how about you come up with a suggestion of who SHOULD lead off.