bleach168 wrote:ravenmad22 wrote:bleach168 wrote:It's really a shame Dusty doesn't want to stick with Hawkins. Latroy is by far their best arm in the pen and whether he likes it or not, he should be in the closer's role. His performance so far isn't that bad. Of his 6 save opps, 4 of them came with a 1 run cushion and the other 2 were 2 run cushions. For him to blow two save out of six isn't that bad. His ERA and WHIP stands at a very solid 3.60 and 0.90.
A better manager would have set Latroy straight with a good talkin' and wouldn't be having these problems right now. Unless Hawkins went into Dusty's office and demanded to be taken out of the closer's role, I see this whole situation as Dusty's fault.
Hawkins has said on multiple occasions he dislikes the closer role and much prefers set-up work. So in this instance (and only this instance) it's not dusty's fault.
Of course Hawkins doesn't want to close because he has no confidence in himself. How can you when your own manager has no confidence in you.
Dusty put his confidence in him last year, and everything I've read makes it sound like Dusty does indeed want Hawkins to close...but Hawkins doesn't want to, and that's all there really is to it.
I think he should leave him in the role for another week until Borowski returns...see how Joe pitches, and if it's bad then give the job to Dempster in a couple of weeks. There's no need to make the change now IMO.