How long will Castinelli stick with Dusty?
I'm surrounded by Cub fans (and currently water) here in Iowa and because the Reds and Cubs are in the same division, I've seen a lot of Cubs-Reds games when Baker was the manager there and heard constant complaining by Cubs fans. I have also seen a few Red-Giants games with Baker as their manager. I'm in my 40's and can say without a doubt, Bob Boone included, that Dusty Baker is the worst in-game manager I've ever seen. Beyond that, his lineups and philosophy are atrocious and illogical and his pattern of excuse making and absurd statements make him a complete and total embarrassment. A manager can't hit, pitch, or field for the players but he can, in theory, make decisions that can put the players in the best position to be successful
To answer the question posed by the thread starter, Castellini thought it was the right move to give this guy a 3 year deal for 12MM, so he is going to stick with him
More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.
Those teams won despite Dusty. Patterson and Janish both have OBPs under .300, and they're getting the most ABs in any game. They're our 2 worst hitters besides our pitchers (and hell, now Arroyo has 1 more HR than Janish), and they're our table setters. Then he leaves in both with runners on in a tie game, with Jay Bruce, perhaps our best hitter, sitting on the bench. Thankfully, Janish was able to work a walk and BP saved us. Everything worked out, but it was like having 19 in a game of 21, hitting, and getting a 2: just because it happened to work out this time does not mean it wasn't a completely terrible call.
And then, after all that, he pinch hits Bruce to start the next inning, when we're now up 4 runs, and he rips a double.
Please, someone, justify these moves.
2 Division titles in 3 seasons.
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Starting Hi-C and Hanigan tonight, and then bringing in Hoover made ZERO sense...