Madison wrote:pkarr5000 wrote:pierre stole bags because of castillos discipline and patience at the plate. he took plenty of pitches that he could have hit yet took them and let pierre steal. if luis leaves, now that everyone knows about pierre running and there are plenty of other guys that can steal in the league, juan becomes a bust.
Ok, so McKeon gives the two hole hitter the take sign. I don't see a problem there.
but unless that #2 hitter is a great contact hitter, the take sign becomes risky that high in the batting order..