So Carlos got the axe, eh?
Even though they play so many games against the AL east and have had most of their stars down with injuries, I can't say that I disagree with the decision.
Riccardi wants to play moneyball. He wants the hitters to take walks and hit for power. The hitting this year has been very undisciplined. Wells has regressed, Phelps was ruined and the team BA is not good. The coaching staff has to be blamed for a poor job with the hitters.
Riccardi is going to have to look in the mirror soon. Tosca was a Riccardi guy and so is the new guy. If he can't pick coaches he has to admit is own failure soon.
As far as the moneyball concept goes, I have never liked it but I gave him the benefit of the doubt. After more than a year I can say that I no longer dislike it...I hate it. Go back to stealing bases and bunting. We are rebuilding, lets use our prospects' speed, energy and enthusiasm and let em play. Even if we lose, at least it will be more exciting.
A disgruntled Jays fan.