for real, you call up Carrera instead of him, when you have a struggling offense....i would even say call up the tim federoff over Carrera.....
I seriously would like to know what he did to get black-balled by the team. honestly.
Fedroff and Goedert for the OF and LaPorta for 1st. Can see why LaPorta would be a little off and certainly may not be the answer but an improvement over Kman.
Kotchman has a War of -.7 this season. LaPorta had a War that at least was a + last season. The Tribe received better production last yr yet they stay with Kman.
So you think he deserves a callup now...because he could do well if he were motivated to? What about guys like Goedert or Fedroff or even Canzler who have been stashed in AAA all season along with poor ol' Matty? Being stuck in AAA hasn't seemed to affect their play at all, in fact they've gotten better as the year has gone on. And unlike them, LaPorta has over 1,000 PA's at the major league level where he WAS given a chance to show what he could do. I know, I know, he didn't get consistent playing time, but guess what, this is the major leagues. You earn consistent playing time by hitting well when you do play. He hasn't. Ever. In 1,000+ plate appearances.
Again, maybe when Duncan gets DFA'd LaPorta is the guy that gets the call. But I'm not going to lie, I'd much rather have the guys who have stayed motivated enough to hit all year than a guy who hasn't improved any aspect of his game since 2009.
"Whu should he play hard at AAA."
Why should Fedroff play hard at AAA? He has ZERO major league AB's. Yet he's hitting .377 with an OPS over 1.000. Why should Goedert play hard at AAA? He has ZERO major league AB's. Yet he's hitting .315 with an .870 OPS. Why should Carrera play hard at AAA? The Indians opted to sign a 40-year old Johnny Damon rather than give him an opportunity to win the 4th OF job. Yet he's hitting .294 on the year and over .400 in his last 10 games, been a one-man wrecking crew for the last few months.
Come on dude, even for you this is a stretch. He's not playing well because he's not motivated and he's not playing hard? Oh gee, can't wait to call him up!