Just two quick questions I’d hope our manager can answer.
1. Why is the bench so weak? Currently the bench includes Matt Stairs (who has been great), Greg Dobbs (who needs more at bats but is struggling), Eric Bruntlett (a far below-average offensive player and average-at-best defensive player), Chris Coste (standard fare for a backup catcher) and Paul Bako (really?). And what about that whole “We’ll give Big John the chance to prove himself” talk?
2. Why can’t Jimmy Rollins hit? Or, if I should be so accurate, why the heck did you move him back to the leadoff spot? That was stupid, wasn’t it? He was productive in the six-hole. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. No, but you fixed it, and suddenly Rollins is slumping again. What the heck is wrong with him? Whatever the case, move him back to the six-hole. Do it now.
If you remember, fair reader, I addressed Manuel with three questions a week ago. Now that the Lidge problem is bunk, I only have two questions. As you’ll see, they’re almost the same as the ones I asked before, but with small tweaks.
Yes, it’s like playing a broken record.
Actually, here’s a third: Why is Kyle Kendrick on the roster? But that’s not really a question for Manuel, is it?