Originally Posted by Mutaman
Let me explain it to you: This is not the NFL. This is a 162 game season. Ryan Ludwick is 34 years old. Its a marathon not a sprint. You need to keep your players fresh. This is like people complaining when Baker used to give Rolen a day off for a day game after a night game. You need to look at the big picture.
He doesn't need to get 2 days off every six games. He turned 34 3 weeks ago its not like he's some haggard old man. Players don't get hot with spread out AB's they get hot with regular PT and when you have a hot bat you need to ride it because it will eventually cool and then you can recharge the batteries.