Originally Posted by Johnny Vander m
I never understood the hatred on this board for Aurilia and even Valentin. Sure Rich should not be batting no where but 8th but he is a good back up utility player and at very little cost. Hey I was there with you all when Lopez was sitting and RA was playing SS, but that was Mileys fault not Rich's. What was he to do, tell Miley I need to sit and let others play? "Hey Dave, don't let me play on a daily basis as I don't wan't to upset RedZoners"
Its his whole attitude. His self entitlement when he was being benched. His sorry bush league treatment after Miley was fired, his complaining about playing short.
The guy would have bene fine in my book if he just kept a Jacob Cruz like profile. Cruz, I like, because he is just glad to be where he is and give 100% even though he is professional pinch hitter.