My statements were broad because I was avoiding the confrontation of having to name people and places and events. As far as this goes..
Feelings aren't my concern. If you have a second year player on your team who should still be batting fifth or sixth and you have him at four. Depend on him for run producing and what not. Unless that player is a Griffey, Hamilton or a top-superstar prospect I don't expect them to take to that change lately. Look at Edwin, getting challenged and he stumbles only to get himself into a hole. He goes down in the line up and gets pitches he can hit..He gets moved back up and stumbles again this time for good.I don't see why you should avoid sending a player down if he's underperforming for a long stretch of time. You can't put your team at a disadvantage just because a guy's feelings might get hurt in the process.
To avoid sending him down and letting him get back on his feet, this team should have for the umpteenth time gotten right-handed power and let Edwin mature still.
Isn't this the managers and general managers job to find these players that will smooth transitions in for younger players? Instead of finding stop-gaps and praying that our younger guys can just enter the line up and hit for what its worth. Thats what I'm getting at without having to write a essay as a response.
We have two trains of thought when it comes to players both young and old. Simply put if a player does not meet expectations things must be done, whether he is a vet or a young player. The younger one gets sent down to work on it, while the older counterpart will still get shelled.
Thats why I say the staff is in a mess.