Jeff Conine/Scott Hatteberg
Out of the 6 some, the only one that isn't (oh my God) slow is Hamilton. However, do any of us know how fast Hamilton is? Is he a guy that can come off the bench and swipe you a base?
After watching the game today, there were points late in the game where you would think it was an obvious situation to pinch run. When Conine, then Hatteberg were on late in the game, it would seem like an obvious pinch running situation. A runner never came.
To me, it seems like not having a guy that can come off the bench with speed, or pinch hit and bunt will come back to hurt us eventually.
So I guess I have 4 questions.
1) Is the lack of speed a concern?
2) Do you think Hamilton can steal you a base as a PR if need to be, or just an adiquit pinch runner in general?
3) Do you think Wayne is shopping for a speedy OFer who plays good D?
4) Am I overreacting?