Originally Posted by Kingspoint
Because only once in Heisey's career has he had more than 60 PA's in back-to-back months, and it was much fewer than 80 PA's. That's about 3/5th's of a Spring Training Starters' Plate Appearances in March. And, only one other time has Heisey had more than 50 PA's in back-to-back months. Heisey's best plate appearances of his career are ahead of him, not behind him. Dusty knows this. Walt knows this. Heisey has never been given a legitimate chance to see what he can do, yet. Heisey is not "what he is". You have yet to see the best of Chris Heisey.
If you panic in April, you won't be around in September.
I disagree on Heisey, I would replace him with a veteran hitter and also keep XPaul. I don't think Heisey has a successful approach at the plate.
But I'm posting to object to the concept of "panic." Why is it panic to make a move and adjust early in the season? Can anyone fairly say it is a panic move to replace Chris Heisey?
Trading Jay Bruce because he hasn't hit RHP this month would be a panic move. Trading Broxton because he had one bad inning would be a panic move.
Trading or replacing a marginal player with a different player is not a panic move, but an attempt to improve now that the regular LFer is injured.