catch22 wrote:So then Trammell isnt so smart?
He just has no experience. His first two years the Tigers were so awful that no one took him to task for his stupid moves. So he never learned. He can't seem to stop messing with the line-up, even when players are healthy enough, and is obsessed with saving his stars for the last third of the season.
He once sat Pudge because he caught an extra-inning game the night before. It was an 11 inning game! He had his ace, who was on a roll, move a scheduled start back a game so he could give his # 5 starter his scheduled start. The result was Bonderman giving up 6 runs in the first inning. Ya just don't mess with what's working.
I must say that I have very little faith in Trammell's ability to manage at this point. I even suspect that Urbina's trade was a result of Trammell insisting that Percival be given the closer role back. Ugie blew a gasget and the Tigers lost a valueable piece of trade bait. But that is speculation on my part, I have no evidence of this occuring.