I hate to bring something up like this but b/c of how bad Patterson is playing and yet Dusty keeps putting him in the lineup,it really is making me wonder.IMHO Freel has played alot better this year than Patterson,yes both hav'nt really done that much but atleast Freel brings you the energy,heart every game.Freel makes better contact when he plays and he gets on base more than Patterson.
I really think Patterson is playing more b/c he played for Dusty before.It really stinks having to watch a player like Patterson get to play everyday even if he can't hit the ball out of the infield.:thumbdown
I think Votto,also needs to sit and Hatty should be given a chance to play just so Votto,can get his head back on straight.There is no sense in making a vetern player that makes solid contact and gives you real good atbats sit.Thats another way to get Hatty's trade value up.
I also think Jr should sit for a few games b/c he is trying to hard trying to hit number 598.Sit him and let him get his head on straight so maybe he can get back to atleast making solid contact again.