Re: Dusty Proofing" the lineup??!!
We had a huge hole at the top of the order and he tried different guys. He's not Joe Maddon and never will be, like UCBrownsfan said, he likes continuity. He prefers when guys know their spot and get comfortable with what they need to do. Cozart didn't work, Stubbs didn't work, and finally Phillips was okay on the 2nd try. People just like to complain about lineups for whatever reason, we did have a huge hole at the top of our order, but every team has weaknesses. We made up for ours with pitching and defense.
The 97 win season speaks for itself. I can't be convinced that we had a 125 win team that got messed up by the manager.