Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
Bako/Valentin/Ross logged over 650 plate appearances. Hanigan had 89 PA's and many of those came after Ross was let go and Javy and Bako continued to be Javy and Bako (really bad).
They brought Hanigan up when they felt he was ready. Until he was brought up Dusty had no choice but to play the vets. It's the GM's call on when to bring guys up, right? Once Hanigan came up, he got MORE than his fair share of the starts. I certainly wouldn't want them to simply dump it ALL on him as a rook. It's just that I was always hearing that Dusty would just sit the kids and put them to sleep. I didn't see that at all in 2008.