I'm fine with that.
Originally Posted by Sick Of It All
Here's something with Kirk.. He's had consistent playing time ONCE in his career. The first half of 2012, where he had a 104 wRC+.. Yeah he faded a little bit towards the end of it, but that's perfectly normal with young players.
Since then, the highest PAs in a month he had was in July 2013 (56 PAs), he hit a 125 wRC+ that month.
Look every player is going to go into little slumps. Even the best. Every time Kirk gets into an 0 for 10 slump which is perfectly normal thing to happen several times a year for even very good players, he gets sent packing and the rest of his PT becomes choppy.
Give him 70 PAs the rest of August, if he's not showing anything, Give DD 90 PAs in September. That's the only way to truly figure out if you have anything. I think all GMs around the league in general are too impatient with young guys, and are too slow to give up on older guys with track records, but are struggling.
Give these guys consistent PT.. I don't give a **** if he goes 0 for 16 this weekend.. Keep playing him. See what happens, if he's batting .172 at the end of the month, get rid of him. But every time he's gotten consistent PT, he's been productive.
Omar Minaya in 9 Expos/Mets Drafts - 84.6 WAR (Avg 9.4 per class)
Sandy Alderson in 4 Padres Drafts - 87.1 WAR (Avg 21.8 per class)
Terry Collins has destroyed 3 clubhouses on 2 different continents and is now working on #4. Quite possibly the worst manager in Major League History.
Put this idiot into a cannon and fire him into the East River.