Originally Posted by TeamBoone
01/25/2006 2:58 PM ET
"When we bring guys up from the Minor Leagues, I really want them to earn it," Narron said. "I don't want to bring guys out of Spring Training who aren't ready. Having Richie back gives us a lot of options. Eddie's going to have to play well to move in front of him."
This is why Jerry Narron should not be the manager in 2006. EdE needs to be in the lineup for 140 games as the third baseman of the future not only for a good evaluation of his worth at the major league level, but also because Aurilia is only a short-timer (and isn't he 36?). I'm sure Womack will also get playing time ahead of Freel or any other infielder. Veteran players are nice to have in a pennant race, but when the old abilities have deteriorated to the point they have on Aurilia and Womack, they should be bench players and not starters. Of course, we all know that and it's been said often.
The problem is that Narron is the field manager. I hope Castelini feels otherwise and steps in, but I'm still not sure if he's going to meddle in that stuff. We'll see.
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