But he also had a guy with a career OPS over .800 against lefties and a guy with a career OPS around .700 against lefties but chose to never start the first against a lefty.
The pitching staff was partly his fault for trying to make a lefty specialist into a starter.
he should have removed Marmol from the closer role the 2nd half of August and September with Shark or Marshall.
He had 2 guys hitting below .200 with RISP hitting 3rd and 4th but had a guy with an OPS near .900 with RISP hitting 7th
Bosio and Sveum knew Marmol was throwing a pitch that he couldn't throw last year and Bobby Valentine had to point out Castro's inattentiveness on national TV. Quade and Riggins sat in the dugout playing Tweedledumb and tweedledumber.
Nuff said. So far, and I realize it is still Feb., I like the new regime.
There is a lot more to defense than errors. Even with those errors Castro converted over 50 more outs last year than Theriot did in his best season(rationalized out to the same number of innings)
I will be willing to give up 15 more errors if it means my SS is getting to 70 more balls