metsfan12 wrote:You lack the ability to think logically don't you?
Of course. That's why I predicted something about Cito, and he ended up saying exactly what I suggested a day later.
It is not logical to deduce that Downs was trusted more than Accardo last year based on Downs being used in the 8th. Pretty simple, Accardo wasn't available, so you don't know who would have been trusted more if he had been. So, you basing Downs being ahead of Accardo on Downs being used in the 8th last year is completely flawed. Your basis is analogous to someone at the beginning of last season saying that Accardo would close because he was used in the 9th more than BJ Ryan in 2007? Same story, Ryan was hurt and out, and that is the reason Accardo was used in the 9th. End of story, if you can't follow the logic I give up after this post.
I don't think you realize how Cito Gaston works. He often goes with the pitchers that he knows or is familiar with. He's done that his entire career as a manager. In fact, a criticism that people have of him is that he's always relied too much on a few guys.
Cito got this current job in June, and Scott Downs did a great job for him. Why would he decide to go with Accardo, a pitcher that wasn't even on the team when he managed, and a guy that was having a very poor spring? Seems only logical
to me that he wouldn't.