Originally Posted by malcontent
That is what I would label a big-time...no....HUGE mistake in lineup construction.
Unless we learn that Heisey is out for some reason.....
OTOH, maybe it just came to Baker.
Epiphanies are impossible to explain. And almost as difficult to resist.
Everybody has their own personality and their own coaching style, but I have watched Dusty long enough to know a couple of things. I will not comment on his use of players - only that when Dusty starts trusting his gut feelings and epiphanies he is making a mistake. He does not have that type of personality and he is not that type of manager. Sometimes you need to know who you are and I don't think even after years of coaching, that Dusty knows who he is.
In a positive sense here is how I would sum up Dusty. He is an offensive minded manager who is able to allow talent to emerge from talented players. He is able to use his skills as a former player to foster hitting. He is also able to cultivate pitching, but has a knack for using it ineffectively.