Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg
The fact that they're playing Stubbs at all mildly irritates me, but he is a solid CF. Drastically better than Heisey? Probably not enough to justify the playing time differential. But the part that kills me is hitting him in the top two spots in the order. We've seen this for FIVE MONTHS now. What does Dusty think is going to change after one day off?
CF/SS must be #1/#2 in the order. Heisey isn't thought to be good enough to do anything....but when he plays CF he bats 1st or 2nd. Wilson Valdez playing for Cozart bats 2nd....if he plays for Phillips he bats 7th.
I remember when Alex Gonzalez was injured and Paul Janish was called up for defensive purposes only....he was thought to MLB adequate on defense and was not even a good hitter in the minors....but called up and when he got in he was put in the 2 hole.....utterly ridiculous....but consistent.