Originally Posted by MikeThierry
I'm sorry, the kid deserves to be thrown under the bus for his actions. He's a head case and has proven time and time again that he is a mentally weak individual. I don't feel professional athletes should be treated like their in little league and given orange slices at the end of the game. Garcia is a hefty investment by the Cards and if he can't handle it or he can't tell the organization that there might be an injury, it's on him. I might sound cruel but you don't win championships by babying along players. That's what AAA is for. This is the big leagues, act like it.
So, when Berkman refused a rehabiltaion assignment to the minors, and demanded to play immrediately on the big league roster, was he subject to the same treatment from fans, teammates and management?
To summarize, Lance posted a .179/.333/.308/.641 slsah line in the 2nd half, and came back at a time when the Cards were still in contention for the division title. By the time he went back on the DL, the Cards were 8 games out where they remained, more or less, for the balance of the season.
Did he also deserve to be thrown under the bus.
You could tell from watching him play that he wasn't able to contribute.