Friday, June 18, 2010

Please fire Lou Pinella

Fire Lou Pinella! He can't manage a bullpen. I can't count the number of times in the 7th and 8th inning, that a starter gets into a jam, and then an opposite handed batter comes to the plate..and Pinella has a same handed pitcher up and ready in the bullpen, but he elects to stick with his starter, who has already faced this guy 3 times in the game, with predictable results. He has no idea how to evaluate the skills of his players. And he has no clue how to put together a lineup. Why in the hell are Theriot and Baker hitting at the top of the lineup (.284/.319 wOBA) while Soriano, and Soto hit at or near the bottom (.383/.392), oh and I can't wait till Ramirez gets back from the DL so he and his .231 wOBA can get slotted back into the 4 hole. He made a comment in an interview recently about how "maybe I shouldn't have kept throwing Lee and Ramirez out there in the middle of the lineup while they were struggling". I'm sitting there thinking to myself "you think???". That day he sat all his regulars and played all the bench guys. Next day....Ramirez, and Lee back in the middle of the lineup . It's really getting to be laughable at this point.