Pogotheostrich wrote:Never been a fan of Dusty's and I think a lot of his moves are questionable at best but it isn't his fault this year. Cubs lost Alou and Sosa and replace them with Hairston and Burnitz. Clement leaves without a replacement coming in and nothing was done to address the bullpen from last year. Add to it that the Cubs players have been getting injured left and right. I don't think Dusty makes much of a difference.
Yeah. They also lost Nomar so the production in the middle of that lineup is completely gone.
One thing I will say though is he needs to let Dubois play regularly. I think he will produce and he can be a tremendous hitter for them.
Lastly, he does a terrible job of managing pitchers. Whether or not he is directly responsible for the injuries/wearing down is questionable but he needs to learn that pitch counts do matter and that he can't overwork these young guys who cost millions of dollars every time out.
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ~George Carlin