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  1. They need to leave him in the lineup for an extended period of time to work it out. Playing him for a game here, a game there, an at bat here an at bat there is only going to make it worse. I haven’t heard the Braves whine about Dan Uggla.

    Comment by Erik Archer — May 9, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

  2. I love the article title. My main fantasy league has a rule that keepers (except rookie eligible ones who have never been activated) must be kept in the active roster unless you release them and incur a penalty both for the in season salary cap and next year’s draft dollars. I kept Ian Stewart, and, even moreso than the Rockies, I am stuck with him. Somehow, with both Stewart and Pavano locked in my lineup, I am in third. Go figure.

    Comment by cavebird — May 9, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

  3. I love how the manager complains that Iannetta walks too much for a guy that bats in front of a pitcher. This is actually one of the things that manager has direct control over. If he thinks that walks are wasted in front of a pitcher, then why the hell is he sticking a guy with good plate discipline in the 8th spot? He should put Iannetta up to the 7th spot and put a more aggressive swinger in the 8th spot. It seems rather straightforward, but the manager doesn’t seem to understand that he can actually control this situation.

    Although Iannetta finally did bat 7th yesterday, but that’s likely just because the manager is even more frustrated with Stewart, who batted 8th. Iannetta needs to take advantage of this situation before Stewart is demoted again.

    Comment by Yardsma — May 9, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

  4. Uggla has a track record. He’s gone deep 30+ times each of the last 4 years. Stewart’s only broken 20 once. There’s much more reason for concern here.

    Comment by JohnnyComeLately — May 9, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

  5. yup. happened with Piniella and Soto last year.

    Comment by Josh — May 9, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

  6. No offense but that article put me to sleep very fast

    Comment by Tomas — May 9, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

  7. No offense but you might be on the wrong site.

    Here, try this:

    Comment by Izzy — May 9, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

  8. Stewart has broken 18 3 times and if he got regular ABs, it would have been 25 or more. Rate is all that matters……he is not getting regular playing time…..400 ish ABs is not regular.

    Comment by LionoftheSenate — May 9, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

  9. no offense but i dont like you

    Comment by fredsbank — May 9, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

  10. To Freddsbank
    No offense but where did u learn such good insults? Btw no one was talking to u

    Comment by Tomas — May 9, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

  11. Only a matter of time before Iannetta and his paltry .392 wOBA starts riding the pine.

    Comment by majorkong — May 9, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

  12. Offense intended, go away.

    Comment by Small Sample Goodness — May 9, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

  13. To Tomas
    Learn to use the ‘reply’ function

    Comment by Small Sample Goodness — May 9, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

  14. It seems his hot streaks are being wasted in Colorado Springs. The next time he gets hot in Denver send him down immediately to toil in Colorado Springs for a few weeks and then recall him in time for his next hot streak. Rockies do it the other way around for some odd reason.

    Comment by michael h bazzy — May 10, 2011 @ 2:33 am

  15. You can’t bench dudes who are sucking it up? Yuck. What does that rule hope to accomplish?

    Comment by Jason B — May 10, 2011 @ 10:16 am

  16. Gluttons for punishment, you are.

    Comment by Yoda — May 10, 2011 @ 10:16 am

  17. Brandon Inge’s defensive skills have been in decline for several seasons, and appear to have fallen off the cliff this year, as his aching knees seem to be taking their tool. I’d love to see the Tigers try to obtain Stewart for a reasonable price…lefty bats have a decent porch in RF in Comerica, and Stewart has always displayed consistent home/road splits in his career, so not as much of a Coors factor as with other players.

    Comment by Ian — May 10, 2011 @ 11:06 am

  18. Johnny, is that you in disguise Mr. Tracy? Yes, you don’t own a computer, or even a calculator, as I understand that spreadsheets and modern statistics are banned in Dan O’Dowd’s 14th century feifdom. So let me fill you in.

    Here’s a hard fact for you, Jimmy boy, and you might share it with with your nitwit boss. (Not that he’ll be able to understand it, but hey.) The fact is that Ian Stewart – the “failed” Ian Stewart – has actually homered at a pace HIGHER THAN ANYONE CURRENTLY ON THE ROCKIES since coming to the big leagues. Mr. Stewart has left the building 28 times per 600 big league at bats when you’ve actually deigned to let him play. Those silly little All-Stars Tulowitski (27 HR per 600 AB) and CarGo (25 per 600)? Well, they’ve been good, and I’d hang onto them, but they haven’t produced power at quite the rate your banished-to-the-minors-for-one-bad-month third baseman has.

    Those are the hard facts. I’m sorry if they don’t fit with your scapegoating of Stewart for your horrid managing, but the record stands.

    Comment by Mark W — June 15, 2011 @ 12:44 am

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