Originally Posted by Old school 1983
I meant by dusty ripping is calling him dumb and stupid and things of that nature with no real evidence to back that up. I've heard that far too often outside of this site. Maybe I should expect more here. As far as the prospect development goes I wasn't strictly referring to Mez. Corey Patterson got the nod over Bruce. Hatteberg over votto. Fred Lewis over Alonso, renteria over cozart willie harris over frazier, and hanigan over Mez. I do agree that there may be more to that though. The prospects he has played have been be a use he really has no other choice.
He does make very frustrating on field decisions. There is no doubt about that. I don't why corky is playing more than once week right now for example or why cozart continues to bat second. This year the injuries have paid a toll on this team so all in all I think that dusty maybe needs a shorter leash but not fired. If the underperforming continues after a deal is made or players one back, I think it may be time.
As far as Fraziers D....everyone I talk to off of this site, which includes some very knowledgeable baseball people agree with me on his D. So who knows. Ill see what I see and you guys can see what you see. It really won't matter either way if he keeps up his current level of offense anyway. And that's the issue. If he was hitting like last year then I'd not call for hannahan. I think some sort of three way platoon situation betwee Frazier lutz and hannahan would work. It's get Todd in and hopefully out of the funk, lutz a look and make todda much needed right handed be ch bat right now on the days he is out.
What in is his D bothers you? How many errors does he have, how does it compare to other players at this position? do you feel his range is poor or decision making? Exactly what bothers you with his D?