Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:31 AM
[quote name='Brandon']I don't really see much roster mis management here.
1. Bartlett vs Pressley....both are terrible so they went with the one with name recognition, also I bet they knew Fulds days were numbered in Oakland at this time too so if Bartlett failed which he did they had their option ready to pick.[/quote]
This is asinine. One of them is an outfielder, one is not. You're also saying their CF contingency plan for months was assuming a specific player would be on waivers when they happened to need him? C'mon...
[quote]2. Guerrier. we have 8 to 10 options who can succeed in a bullpen roll for a 7 man bullpen. which means we have depth to trade. Detroit and Anaheim Angels have bad bullpens and could come calling.[/quote]
And how does this justify calling him up?
[quote]3. I can see that we probably should have sent Herman down a week ago and called up Wilkin Ramirez. that's probably the only real mistake I see.[/quote]
Having SS starting in LF/CF, having catchers playing the OF, having 1 OF on the roster, not sending down Florimon a long time ago, constantly carrying 13 pitchers, etc, etc, etc. If the only mistake you've seen on the roster is not sending Chris Herrmann down 1 week ago, then you're not watching. Sorry to be rude, but thats the fact of the matter.
[quote]At this point we are probably a starting pitcher and SS away from being a wild card contender. Meyer is coming up soon. so that one will be solved. stay tuned.....[/QUOTE]
If you truly believe this, show me any stats, metrics, or anything that can possibly defend this notion that just Alex Meyer and a SS somehow makes this roster a playoff contender in any way, shape, or form.