Anyone who has to accept a platoon positon is not good enough by definition....
Two crappy players dont equal a good one
example Hairston , Baxter= Disaster
Gil Hodges knew how to win. Platoons were a BIG part of that!!! >>>>
the great pitching was BIGGER.
It depends on the situation and the players. The players need to accept the platoon concept. And the players shouldn't really be too good to waste in a platoon. Obviously with these three situations, the players bought into to platoon. And as far as I know, you never heard of any disatisfaction from them. I will say, I think Davey's idea to play Mookie in left field while Lenny played centerfield was the best solution of all (it's inaccurate for you to say the platoon went on for four years). I always hated losing Mookie's bat.
For me, it's not platooning per se that can be the problem. It's the question, do we want this player to be getting the amount of ABs they'll get as half of a platoon? Hairston is fine, but Baxter? I dunno.
So every part time player in MLB history is "crappy?" A guy who mashes right handed hitting & can't hit lefties, or vice versa has no role on a team?
You sir, are not an intelligent baseball fan.
They were an exception.
They were an exception" FOUR "exceptions"??? Along with Backman/ Teufel & Lenny/ Mookie??? So SIX "exceptions"???
Okay, okay, I do like busting the OP balls...you got me
I now platoons are necessary sometimes, and can be part of a winning formula.
But I do also think we should plan for better.
Platoons are a break glass in case of emergency plan.