Got some Goats to ponder tonight....Walker for his GIDP madness, K'dro for a 0-3, 2K night...Jared Hughes for making a close game not...but in the end this was overdue based on his struggles so far this season...i vote for:
Clint "looking lost out there...kind of expected a lot more" Barmes for his 0-3, 2KS, 2 error night...Friday night's awful game by this hand picked Hurdle player drops him to .103 for the season.
p.s. Hurdle sits McGehee but continues to run Barmes out there? Oh yeah that makes dollars and sense i guess...
I'll vote Barmes as well. He has been horrible at the plate and just as bad in the field, which was supposed to be the guy's strong suit. Like I said in a previous thread, Clint is this year's Aki.
I could go with a lot of people for honorable mention, but I'll go with Hurdle for continuing to run the double .067 wrecking crew out there. Barajas and Alvarez are terrible players right now, and their presence in the lineup, along with Barmes, is like having half your lineup stocked with pitchers. In fact, I shouldn't insult pitchers like that because most of them can carry higher averages than these three currently have. Hurdle, bench Alvarez and play McGehee until Neal is either forced to ship Ped-2-blo back to the minors (where he belongs) to get consistent at-bats or until he unjustly fires you (offering you sweet release from watching these guys every night) and you become a folk hero/martyr for all those who know Huntington is the one who should be fired. You should start playing McKenry over Barajas for the same reason. We all know who is making the money, but we all also know who should be playing.
And for Pete's sake, get Walker out of the four hole. Run Jones, McGehee, Walker, McKenry and some shortstop 4-8 every night and let's see how it goes. It can't be any worse than what we have now. Just my two cents.
"Barajas and Alvarez are terrible players right now, and their presence in the lineup, along with Barmes, is like having half your lineup stocked with pitchers."
Never look at a guys career numbers when he's playing in Coors and Houston. Barmes is a goat and he's not going to be any better than Cedeno.
Huntingdon's all-failing talent eye strikes again, locking this scub up for 2 years and overpaying while doing it. Almost everything NH touches turns to ***t, even if his thinking is correct on some of these moves of his, he has to be the unluckiest GM in history. Then again, what do you expect out of a guy who spend his career in the two most RH hitter friendly parks in baseball and a 36 year old fly ball hitting, pull happy, Fence-swinging, fat catcher?
You dump 10 million into that garbage and you're bound to be disappointed.
The first few times, I might say a guy's a little unlucky.
At some point, I begin to wonder- maybe there's more to it than that.
I agree with you he will be "serviceable" the way Cedeno was. He's not anywhere near worth what we paid him and I know that's going to be used by your Uncle Bob to justify not getting someone who can hit in here.
I believe 110% that the major league record wouldn't be any worse if YOU were the GM. (I do think it would be worse if Bucinsox was the GM) We consistently field ML teams about as close to replacement level as you can get so how could it get worse? You can put available players names in a hat and pull them; have similar records.
The reason why I wouldn't want to be GM isn't because I couldn't do better (many could just by luck alone)... it's because I don't want you and Alvy following me around slobbering all over yourselves everyday.