We have a chance to be 2-3 games better than what we are right now if he was actually managing the roster to put us in the best chance to win.
Hyde had to keep throwing Armstrong out there because Lakins/Sulser weren’t on the team because we’re trying to keep two rule 5s and Leblanc. That’s cost us. The three man bench severely limits us in close games, especially in Extra Innings. That’s cost us.
162 is a long season to keep having to endure tanking.
Might have to chalk this up to Elias. 26 man roster and we’re still playing with a 3 man bench. With the new extra inning rules do we really need all those pitchers to cover innings? We’re losing games because we need 3+ LR options at all times.
Stevie Wilkerson seems like the perfect 4th bench guy at the moment. He’s not a prospect so we don’t care about him sitting on the bench. He’s competent in the IF/OF. He’s fast and a good base runner. He can eat an inning in a blowout by pitching. Heck, or save a game. Did that happen???
What’s the corresponding move to activate Hays? Looks like just a straight swap with McKenna is likely. Sulser, Lakins, or Tate, could be an option too. With playing in an NL ballpark for two games, and having two off days, we may elect to go with a bigger bench and drop an bullpen arm.