Per Hyde, that was Severino who was supposed to get down to 3rd.
Just saw the play. Yeah, that’s on Severino. On sac bunts like that, corner infielders are “crashing” in on the plate and their job is to get the ball. That’s why the second baseman rotates to first and with a runner on, the shortstop covers second incase of a force. The catcher, if he isn’t getting the ball, goes to third for this exact reason that Leon used, while the pitcher covers the plate. Sort of like how a first baseman covers second and the catcher covers first when the shortstop and second baseman are both going for a fly ball in the outfield.
We have two rookies in our rotation who are trying to make the move to the majors after spending most of last year at the alternate site not exactly racking up innings. We also have two project arms in the rotation.
This was pretty much expected. Hopefully it gets better as the year goes along, but I'm not worried about the short starts so far. We're not competing this year anyway.
Interesting (to me anyway) on the Hey Bill section (which is public) of Bill James' website:
Hey Bill, I always meant to ask you this question. If you were the general manager of a really bad team, say the 1962 Mets: how many years do you think it would take you to build a pennant contender? Thanks
Asked by: manhattanhi
I don't really have the skill set to be a General Manager, but I would say this: that if it takes longer than 7 years then there is something missing in the process, and if you can do it in less than 4 years then you've had some very good luck as well as a good process.