Posted 29 April 2019 - 11:14 PM
Me, trying to be smart...errr...whatever:
1] Marwin has always been a bit of a slow starter. This year, he got a late start due to a late signing, etc, etc. He's not a flash in the pan mid 30's utility guy holding on. Things will even out. He's a very, very nice ballplayer. But he is not an offensive force. He is a very versatile and good ballplayer who does a lot of things well. And he will that for this team.
2] I really like the way Rocco has been handling the team thus far in most scenarios. What I DON'T like is the way he has handled Marwin and 3B. And this is not to bang on the job Marwin has done at 3B, which has been excellent! And this goes back to something I spoke about when the season started, and which Brian commented on in a rather long, poignant, firm tongue-in-cheek but accurate post a few days ago. Why has Marwin been stuck at 3B? Before his recent, unfortunate, injury, Astudillo has clearly shown he can play a solid/quality 3B.
I have argued from the outset Astudillo should be playing 3B at least 50% of the time and let Marwin do what he does best, be a super utility player. Would that change his slow start? Who knows. But when you have real, viable options at your disposal, you should be playing to those options! Why not Astudillo at 3B and the faster and more experienced Marwin in RF instead of the reverse?
Head scratcher for me.
I think Gonzalez will be fine. A day or two off might be needed, or a chance to play another spot couldn't hurt, but he will be fine.
Hopefully, Astudillo will be back very soon, and be his usual self. Hopefully, Marwin will settle in. 20 days from now, hopefully, we will be figuring out how the hell we keep everyone on the roster when Sano is ready.
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"Nice catch Hayes...don't ever f*****g do it again."