Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
Whatever. Give it to Rosales. But understand that in doing so you're making the defense worse. And the offense little better.

Again, if you're so worried about defense, keeping Patterson in there isn't going to free your mind of worries. Patterson was in CF last Sunday when the Reds had 5 errors in a game. Just keeping him in CF isn't some magic bullet that's going to make the defense better. Three-fourths of the IF isn't that great and Bako isn't good either. Hanigan's a rookie. If you're so worried about saving the young pitchers, either put them on the shelf or put them on a strict pitch count.