Re: Is Heisey now the incumbent?
Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
That is true, but based on the eye test, Chris seems more prone to slumps when given regular starting duties.
That is, however, not an endorsement that he should not be given the chance, because I think he should. Ultimately, while these 2 players are our primary CF options, I think the solution is to play the hot hand (or rather the one who is not slumping) until one of them seizes the role.
Even if you assumed an eye test was a safe way to draw such a conclusion, when has he really ever been given "regular starting duties" long enough to determine he's "more prone to slumps?"
Just a cursory look at his game logs shows he's only made at least a week's worth of starts consecutively once in his career (this year when Stubbs went on the DL). So I honestly don't see how anyone should believe they have enough data to know whether someone was prone to slumps given such limited opportunity.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda