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  1. I have a dream that someday (very soon) Ron Washington and Dusty Baker will be sitting at a bar somewhere discussing baseball and telling all their stories from years of service to this great game…but that they are no longer allowed to make any baseball decisions for any team in Major League Baseball…there are no two managers worse recognizing talent and playing it over used up no talent vets…how on earth does M Young start over Profar at SS when E Andrus was sitting yesterday? Lunacy!

    Ron Washington should be an announcer maybe, can’t imagine the gems that would come out of that guys mouth given his ‘recreational’ drug use.

    Comment by yosoyfiesta — September 7, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

  2. I am not a big Washington fan, but he has it right…play Michael Young. That is why he is a big league manager with multiple AL pennants and you and the other poster are not. You don’t give up on a veteran talent down the stretch when he has had an off year by his standards. Profar is tremoundously talented no doubt, but he is only 19, more likely to make rookie mistakes you don’t need in a pennant race.

    How we forget so quickly that Young hit .338 just last year and drive in over 100 runs. I am sure the two of you were calling for and bashing Big Papi when he went through even rougher patches to start a couple seasons.

    Profar has yet to hit .290 in a season. He will make some spectacular plays in the field, but he is young and will make errors too. In fact, 22 at ss in less than 100 games this year and another 22 last year in less than 120. Michael never made 20 in any big league season and that was playing 150+.

    Profar may be a great player in time. That time is not now. He hasn’t earned it. He will be fun to watch in the years to come…

    Comment by Troy — September 7, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

  3. In this post: Analysis using average, RBI’s, errors, appeals to authority and veteran grit with smatterings of “earning it”. Clearly you have come to the right place.

    Comment by Peter — September 7, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

  4. How do we know Profar’s not “gritty” as well, I would guess as a teenager in the MLB he’s at least “plucky” and prolly has “dogged determination”. Can I get a ZIPS proj. on end of season “grittiness quotient” for Profar?

    Comment by The Dweez — September 7, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

  5. Agreed Troy. There are intangibles that numbers wont capture but this will likely fall on deaf ears for some on this forum. Analysis based on numbers alone is short-sighted.

    Comment by james — September 8, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

  6. No doubt there are intangibles that matter.

    Analysis using avg and rbi’s and errors is not an appeal to intangibles, it’s just relatively poor use of tangibles to make a bad argument.

    Comment by Peter — September 8, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

  7. Hey Yoyofiesta, you’re calling out Ron Washington and Dusty Baker as the worst managers in baseball? I don’t think the fact that they are both black is a coincidence. I can think of a lot of worst managers if you want to start calling out bad managers. For the record, I’m white. The game is played on the field, so go ahead and dream all you want that you are “smarter” than the guys who are proven and know something about the sport besides what their stats sheet spits out.

    Comment by Jim — September 9, 2012 @ 12:51 am

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