I get the concept. I just don't see the logic that you said according to baseball 101 you NEVER walk a guy in that situation. Then acting like your smarter than the next because you have watched more games!!!!!
Sorry to make you feel defensive. But name the last time you saw a IW in that situation. Please name one. Have you ever seen a left hander walk Votto to get to Phillips or Rolen? It doesn't happen. You don't do it. You play the per centages. And the failure to abide by this simple rule, is 98% of what's wrong with the Reds offensivly.
How many games each season does Baker lose for this team because of his riding the veterans into the ground in lieu of developing the players with more potential, who at worst, could do as well as these Veterans?
Todd Frazier is better than any of these "Veteran" subs that Dusty plods out there, and better than the Starter Rolen. The worst of Frazier would be the best of Rolen.