Originally Posted by Kc61
I was talking about the longer term. I don't know if anything should be done right now given his good defense. Yes, he will probably be dropped in the order.
But longer term, the guy just can't hit major league pitching over an extended number of PAs.
It's disappointing, I thought he was doing better earlier in the season. Maybe the answer is to get him a platoon partner, or to trade him, or maybe you just swallow your medicine and keep him hitting seventhg or eighth.
But he gets in these hitting funks which are beyond belief. Just strikes out time after time after time, etc.
I agree he SHOULD be dropped in the order, but will he is the question? At this point, I don't think so. I think that once Joey comes back everything will go back to how it was BEFORE he went down. Phillips back in cleanup. It's wrong IMO, but it's how it'll be IMO.