Charlie Manuel frequently makes poor strategic decisions. The 11-million dollar scoreboard in left field would probably do a similar job. We guarantee a post analyzing Manuel's decisions for every Phillies game. Please click on our aliases below to email us.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Martinez has a career .515 OPS as a switch hitter! Get this: against lefties, his OPS is under .400; his numbers are so low in part to small sample size, but his minor league career OPS of .687 speaks for itself. This guy is by far the worst hitter on the team. Conversely, Schierholtz owns a career OPS of .716 against LHPs. Juan Pierre is another lefty with decent numbers against LHPs. Manuel is presumably managing to win these games, but to acquire a player like Schierholtz who wanted more playing time than in SF, and to sit him down against a LHP for an inferior batter and defender, it simply shows Manuel has no idea what he is doing.
You're selling off the whole team; might as well kill the manager while you're at it.