Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bruce Bochy is an idiot


Blogger DP said...

You can't say that man. Bochy has done more with less than any other manager in all of MLB. Seriously, give me one other guy who has been able to keep this offensive stable of hitters from blowing the whole season.

I know most of this is frustration, but he's really done a remarkable job.

Yes I concur with you that he's made some bizarre moves and substitutions, but you've gotta give him some credit dude.

The Dodgerhater

10:46 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

Dan, thanks for your comment but we are going to have to agree to disagree on this one. Bochy's gotten lucky by having 3 guys (Cain, Lincecum and Sandoval) have exceptional seasons. What he's done with this good fortune is squander it -- he's refused to use two guys who can actually hit better than the starters (Fred Lewis and Juan Uribe) in favor of constantly starting Renteria and Winn; he's persisted in using Howry in crucial situations and had it blow up in his face; he's refused to instill any kind of plate discipline among the hitters so that they have fewer walks than any other MLB team; he's put Lincecum and Cain at risk through high pitch counts; and now he's letting Posey languish on the bench when the team's in desperate of offense. Obviously, the front office is bigger problem, but he's obviously not a manager who's able to use platoons effectively (see Ishikawa and Garko). I don't see where the Giants have had anyone other than Sandoval among the regulars perform above expectations. In fact, most of the everyday players have performed below expectations. Bochy's got to take some of the accountability for that failure.

11:48 PM  

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