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Yosted!

Posted on: August 19, 2008 1:09 pm
 
Well, Ned Yost is up to his shenanigans again.  There's no reason to leave CC Sabathia in with a 9-2 lead, and run his pitches up to 130, a career high.

We've seen pitching mismanagement for his entire tenure here in Milwaukee.  Unfortunately for us as fans, the club has already picked up his 2009 option.  So, barring a horrible collapse like we saw last season, it appears the Brewers will make it to the playoffs...and Ned Yost will hang on as this teams manager.

I know there are a lot of apologists, or a lot of fans who, for one reason or another, think Yost does a good job.  While everyone is entitled to their opinion, the fact is he doesn't.  He second guesses his closer (Shouse in vs. lefty to start 9th?), he hangs starting pitchers out to dry (Suppan vs. Astros, Sabathia and Sheets vs Cubs, ANY bullpen pitcher (particularly Gagne and Mota) and etc), and he seems to consistently reward poor play with starts (On the season: Mike Cameron, Rickie Weeks, Bill Hall, Jeff Suppan), and he is trying to destroy both Sabathia and Jason Kendall's stamina before the regular season is even over.

Here's to hoping this talented team can continue to win in spite of its manager!
Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2008 8:28 pm
 

Yosted!

Man, Ned never learns, someone is gonna get tired or injured due to being overused, and i think its pretty safe to say most likely we will win the wild card, possibly the division if the cubs keep losing. So we need our starters for the playoffs to end this drought.




Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2008 11:01 am
 

Yosted!

Your 100% correct.  This team in winning dispite its stupid manager.  I think we will get the wild card, and it will be because of CC Sabathia, and that will be the only thing that keeps Yost's dumb azz around for a few more seasons.  I just hope Ned stays out of the way and doesn't screw this team up any more than he already has. 

Another thing I have noticed about Yost is that he will never, ever pinch hit for Kendall.  It doesn't matter what he circumstance is, could be bottom of the 9th down 1 with 2 outs.  He won't do it.  His reasoning is that he doesn't want to use his backup catcher in the event that there is a injury.  I have watched a ton of baseball this year, and Ned is the only manager I have seen with this thoery.  Christ how many times has Javier Valentine stuck it to us?  Kendall is a great defensive catcher, but when the situation calls for it, late in the game or extra innings replace him with a guy that can hit.  (Mike Rivera) perhaps?



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