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Kyle Gibson: Haven't We Seen Enough?

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#141 drjim

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

Add Molitor's "managin" to the mix. Paraphrasing today's Tribune "Mauer was rested Sunday because [he] din't want him playing a day game following a night game." WHAT!? Mauer has been on the DL and didn't play Saturday night! I noticed the over-sized bolded comment VARGAS after his HR--why weren't there similar bolded VARGAS after his throwing gaffes?

To reiterate some of my previous comments--substandard defensive play, partially the responsibility of Molitor's over-managing, led to the Astro's win--and Gibson's "poor pitching". Gibson didn't pitch poorly Sunday--he was "stabbed-in-the-back!"


Mauer did play Saturday. And knowing the physical limitations of guys is the #1 priority of a manager. They said pretty clearly Mauer was coming back slightly early and they would not go night to day off the bat. That's actually a plan. So not sure of this criticism.
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#142 drjim

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:34 AM

Probably so. Mejia is 13 starts into his career and still has promise. Gibson is 115 starts into his career and the promise has worn off especially so this year.


While true, that means nothing for performance going forward for the rest of this season. Does impact the offseason.
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