Re: 7-26-10 Reds @ Brewers--the Return of Rolen
I gotta say, I'm glad Rolen is back and this whole day-to-day thing has my mind in a preztel as to what to do/what should be done. I try to process it in my mind with a marginal cost perspective.
Let's say you think Rolen was going to miss 5 days...to me thats easy, don't DL him.
But what if you are wrong after 5 days and now you think he is going to miss 8 days total. Do you DL Rolen so you can have 25 guys for the next 3 days...but then you will miss out on Rolen for 7 extra days that you would have have should you DL him. Now let's say after 8 days you are wrong again, but know you are really certain he will be back after 10 days. Again, 2 additional days with a 25 man plus 5 days no Rolen, or 2 additional days with 24 guys but 5 days with Rolen.
Can't say what the Reds did was right, can't say what they did was wrong. Day-to-day injuries...very hard to manage if you ask me.