I don't think there's any simple solution to the whole matter, but by the same token there's nothing wrong with people speaking up about Uggla's joke of a season. Some people think it's excessive--I don't think it's even possible to complain excessively about him. Personally I'll always give a guy a break if I see him making any small improvements. But Uggla is still trying to hit every pitch 850 feet and hit them right over the left field foul pole. If he hits a ball to the shortstop, that's "going the other way" for him.
He now has one home run in his last 46 games. Almost impossible for a guy who tries to hit one on every swing he takes.
*So people should be happy with Uggla's performance? *
No, but you should be accepting of it, because as was previously stated; if he was hitting .100 they'd still play him every day.
I stop the game and fast forward through his at bats.
Today I went to get something to drink and fast forwarded too far and missed Ross's at bat resulting in the shocking disbelief that HE might have actually homered.
But I was quickly brought back to reality and saw that things were still as they have long been; Uggla was still the Mighty Casey and had struck out, Ross had homered.
They have Reed Johnson now, who is hitting over.300, who can play good defense in the outfield. They have Martin Prado hitting over .300 who is a better fielder at second than Uggla, and is hitting over .300.
So why can't that change be made? Is it such an insult to bench Dan Uggla, who presents no more of a offensive threat than a fairly good hitting pitcher right now.
A puzzling situation.
"No, but you should be accepting of it, because as was previously stated; if he was hitting .100 they'd still play him every day."
Why should I be accepting of it? That makes no sense to me. Sorry, but I can't accept when a guy who is eating up such a huge chunk of payroll on a team strapped for cash underperforms to this degree, I refuse to find it acceptable.
And if you mean I should just accept the fact that he is going to continue to play, sorry, but again I refuse to buy that either. There are various lineup changes that could be made to put a better team on the field.
Maybe the people who are still Uggla lovers should just accept the fact that most people aren't going to accept Uggla's performance or his continued appearance in the lineup every day as he continues to flounder.
"There are various lineup changes that could be made to put a better team on the field. "
Wouldn't be opposed to it, but look at Uggla's numbers the last 4 months of last season.
Reed Johnson isn't capable of putting up anywhere near those numbers. And he isn't that much of an upgrade over Uggla against RH, so I would prefer to ride out this terrible streak for Uggla and hope he gets into zone like he did last season.......especially when he's owed 39M over the next 3 seasons.