Originally Posted by George Foster
Do you think Baker would of benched A-Rod in game 5? seriously? He does not manage that way and that was my point.
When Frazier played regularly, before Votto came back, do you know what he batted? What his BA was with runners in scoring position? Not exactly some young kid rotting on the bench. Arguably the MVP of the team in July and August.
Was Rolan that much of a defensive upgrade over Frazier? 2 errors. A 3rd error saved by a diving Phillips backing up 1st in San Fran. Was Stubbs that much of a defensive upgrade over Heisey..in GABP?
You can make apologies for Dusty. That's your right. He is not the sole reason why we lost but he did have a lot to do with it. He refuses to put the best line-up possible on the field in critical situations.
If Dusty gets all the credit for 97 wins, should he not get some of the blame for losing 3 in a row at home?
Scott Rolen also had a ~.850 OPS in the second half, OPSing over 900 2 out of 3 of those months.
Frazier over Rolen is not the slam dunk decision RedsZone wants to believe it is.