There isn't a whole lot Dusty can do right now to infuse the offense. I really haven't had a big problem with his line-up construction this year other than the insistence that Willy leads off regardless.
But I really liked what he did tonight-- I just don't think he'll stick with it, instead deferring to the vets.
Ramon Hernandez has NOT been a problem this year-- he's been fine. I don't "want" to bench him, but I prefer to have Hanigan in there daily given the choice.
And Dickerson is such an obvious choice over WT that I really can't fathom why Dusty wouldn't just make the switch permanent. And I don't have a problem with Janish batting 8th (or 9th in interleague). He can't hit a lick, but he's a solid defender, and I just tend to feel better with younger guys in the everyday line-up.
But Dusty's strength (player/clubhouse management) may prove to be his biggest weakness in this type of situation. His loyalty and tendency to defer to the vets will most likely keep Taveras and Hernandez in their everyday roles with Dickerson and Hanigan relegated to bench/utility roles.