Originally Posted by Ravenlord
so what would have happened if Castro had been in at 3B and made that same error? would people demand that Freel be in? or that Larson have remained in? i'm pretty sure Castro's made a throwing error before at 3B (in fact, he has one this year).
Castro would deserve to get some leeway if he made the error last night because
he has a track record of being consistently good. Just like I'm not terribly upset
at LaRue, because most of the time his defense is good. Larson has a horrible
track record. He can't hit or field. He's a proven liablity, so naturally it's
going to burn people when he screwes up because Miley is playing him.
And Wily Mo is contributing with his bat, so I can accept an occasional misplay.
Wily Mo is also much young. Larson is 27 or 28 (not sure).. but he's pretty
old and STILL has not learned how to play basic defense. Bottom line is that
Larson just doesn't have what it takes to be a major leaguer. He's going
to continue to drag the team down when he plays, just like last year.