What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
I love tihs article. It vocalizes much better a lot of my current opinions on the Rangers team. I love how well he shows it could have gone all wrong and brings up the argument for why Josh should just sit.
Very good read and not nearly as long as some of the other Grantland diatribes.
I still don't think I would sit Hamilton though...the team is better when he is in the lineup. He will make an impact before it's all said and done. More than sac fly impact too.
If Hamilton was sitting Motte would have finished the 9th. Managers and pitchers still have to respect him even if he is limited.
After the ripping LaRussa got for it, I don't think he's going to be shy about going hard after Josh anymore. I also wouldn't sit him but I can see the argument for it. I definitely feel he should move down in the lineup to get Cruz and Napoli more at bats. I know the theory of "we won why change?" but we won just BARELY and Josh looks broken. When Dirk was sick he needed his teammates to take a bigger load and I think the same needs to happen here.
He did knock in the tying run, but THIINK about it. He flew out. He isn't hitting with power, he looks lost like he usually does when he's slumping. I hope I'm wrong but Hammy just doesn't have it right now and I don't expect much from him.
I also think there are a number of knee jerk idiots posting these days too. He was able to do what the game asked of him. Eased he the only one that struggled against the lefty soft tosser? Nope. He will contribute. You don't have to hit 450 ft bombs to contribute. And if you think that public outcry will have anything to do with what TLR does in a game, you've lost your mind.
Oh, and dirk didn't sit the game he was sick. He played and contributed in his regular roll. Not a good analogy.
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