Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski
If you read this board, and I know you do, TAKE BRANDON PHILLIPS OUT OF THE CLEANUP SPOT. Yesterday. Enough is freaking enough. He adds NOTHING there. I know there are a lot of things that managers do - a lot of decisions they make - that have positive and negative consequences and most of the time we're simply second-guessing but there is no tangible, measurable benefit to having him there, even against lefties. In fact, statistics can prove how worthless he is hitting cleanup. He needs to be hitting 6th/7th/8th right now until he demonstrates some semblance of plate discipline and THEN we can think about moving him up the order, but he still is not a cleanup hitter.
Please, Dusty. Please.
+1. I respect Dusty, but he's really making it hard to stand up for him when he refuses to pull Phillips out of the 4-spot.