Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Maybe Walt can get him some better OBP guys.
I think Walt goes out and gets guys that Dusty wants. Walt certainly isn't forcing unwanted players on Dusty. Dusty is a key part of the decision making process when it comes time to acquire players for Dusty's team.
Guys like Patterson, Taveras, Valdez and Cairo got hundreds of plate appearances because Dusty put them in the lineup -- usually at the top. Poor hitters like Stubbs and Cozart bat at the top of the lineup because Dusty put them there.
Dusty is the one that has been quoted numerous times saying that OBP does not lead to improved run scoring.
Dusty is the one that insists on bunting when even a successful bunt would reduce the team's run expectancy for the inning.
Walt isn't perfect and could probably have acquired better players for Dusty over the years, but you can't assign Dusty the credit for the good things then blame Walt for all the bad things. They are in this together.