I’ll start another post that would make an excellent off-day thread.
See this? Justifications for yesterday’s lineup:
- Rosales, who “hasn’t played much shortstop”, wasn’t started; he played SS exclusively in the minors until TJS. 107-year-old Cabrera, who’s played everywhere but C in his pro career (and except for 1b, he’s played every position more than SS), got the start instead. FTH?
- Despite the “youth movement”, Patterson was given the chance to further his quest as “worst Red ever” for defensive reasons. Given the choices, this probably wasn’t a bad idea.
- Bako, on the other hand, was behind the plate because "(y)ou want to put the best team out there defensively and offensively". Uh, Dusty, the dude’s terrible. Always has been. And he’s older than Cabrera. Meanwhile, Hanigan is neither. So I ask again: FTH?