Originally Posted by texasdave
It was reported in John Fay's blog on July 3rd of this year. That was all of yesterday; so I can see where you would think it is old news. Maybe that answers why it is just now being brought up. It was just now said.
I think they mentioned it in the game today. They were comparing Stubbs' playing time to Tavares. Dusty said the reason Tavares got playing time was they wanted to trade him, but Stubbs is getting playing time because he has a ton of upside.
I could be wrong, but that is what Thom said during the broadcast today.
It doesn't matter, we are talking about a guy who sends his pitcher to hit in a 3 run game, 2 outs, a man in scoring position, and planned on replacing him the next inning (with an All Star on your bench able to pinch hit). A guy that sends a mediocre runner on a hit and run with one of the worst contact hitters in the league at the plate. A man who actually stated on more than one occasion a slow player taking a walk is clogging up the bases. I am telling you, the man has had a series of strokes, or a lobotomy, or something. That is why he is a great players manager, but he cannot figure out logical situations on the field of play better than a 3 year old. Hey, so far that works, but he is no genius.