Jump to content

What did DT do wrong tonight?


El Gordo

Recommended Posts

A number of people feel DT is a poor in game manager, is a poor bullpen manager, and is responsible for the team's poor execution of fundamentals. So how did he fair tonight? I propose we keep this thread going to catalogue all his miscues, or perhaps even moments of competence, to see just how good/bad he really is. I found nothing to complain about tonight. I suppose you could question why he didn't give Hendrickson the early hook and you could point to Huff's indecision on that squibbler as an examplwe of poor fundamentals. Perhaps Huff should take extra squibbler drills or be benched. Other than that I can't think of anything, but I'm sure others can. Have at him.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 698
  • Created
  • Last Reply
A number of people feel DT is a poor in game manager, is a poor bullpen manager, and is responsible for the team's poor execution of fundamentals. So how did he fair tonight? I propose we keep this thread going to catalogue all his miscues, or perhaps even moments of competence, to see just how good/bad he really is. I found nothing to complain about tonight. I suppose you could question why he didn't give Hendrickson the early hook and you could point to Huff's indecision on that squibbler as an examplwe of poor fundamentals. Perhaps Huff should take extra squibbler drills or be benched. Other than that I can't think of anything, but I'm sure others can. Have at him.

You frisky little trouble maker you.;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

El Gordo must be related to DT or something...He takes it so personally if someone has anything bad to say about him.
Not at all. I just would like to see some objective examples of his supposed failings. What did you see tonight that you feel is an example of his poor bullpen mgt. You have often stated that opinion. How would you have handled it differently?
Link to comment
Share on other sites

El Gordo must be related to DT or something...He takes it so personally if someone has anything bad to say about him.

To be fair, I believe that OH does have its share of "DT nit-pickers". El Gordo was just having a little fun at their expense.:D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not at all. I just would like to see some objective examples of his supposed failings. What did you see tonight that you feel is an example of his poor bullpen mgt. You have often stated that opinion. How would you have handled it differently?

Nothing jumps out at me. DT had no way of knowing Sarfate and Ray would both be terribly ineffective although in Sarfate's case he was injured so at least he had a reason. Ray was just plain bad.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Honestly, I don't have a lot of problem with the way the bullpen has been handled...I just have a problem with the personnel in the bullpen!

Ray has looked very shaky lately. Sarfate is hurt, and hasn't looked good at all this season. Sherrill is scary every time he pitches. Bass has bad numbers, but has looked better of late. Who'da thunk that Danny Baez would be our best bullpen pitcher right now?:confused:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To be fair, I believe that OH does have its share of "DT nit-pickers". El Gordo was just having a little fun at their expense.:D
I wouldn't call it fun. I would say it is an excercise in objectivety. People establish leitmotifs around here and then parrot them endelessly until they become accepted dogma. Why not put these dogmas to the test? Maybe DT really is a poor in game manager, poor bullpen manager and fundamentals phoney. Lets find out.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wouldn't call it fun. I would say it is an excercise in objectivety. People establish leitmotifs around here and then parrot them endelessly until they become accepted dogma. Why not put these dogmas to the test? Maybe DT really is a poor in game manager, poor bullpen manager and fundamentals phoney. Lets find out.

Oh, I know you were serious in wanting a response. I still think you were having a bit of a "poke em' in the eye" moment with the keyboard though.:D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not at all. I just would like to see some objective examples of his supposed failings. What did you see tonight that you feel is an example of his poor bullpen mgt. You have often stated that opinion. How would you have handled it differently?

I didn't see a lot of the game tonight but I would say his BP management was fine tonight.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not at all. I just would like to see some objective examples of his supposed failings. What did you see tonight that you feel is an example of his poor bullpen mgt. You have often stated that opinion. How would you have handled it differently?

Good Post! What would really be telling is if we had a manage along with DT post. Then some who question DT about his moves could do it right along with him instead of after a move does not work.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.




  • Posts

    • Yep. I'd rather use the 40 man slot on him than a rule V catcher. Of course I don't generally like adding rule V players so that shouldn't be a big surprise.
    • Are we talking about Maverick Handley?
    • And unlike a rule V catcher, you can send him down.
    • Abreu has still got a lot left in the tank, IMO, but between the new dimensions at OPACY and the fact that we already have a 1B in Mountcastle, he wasn't a great fit.  Either Abreu was going to be getting a lot of DH bats or Mountcastle would be dealt.    
    • Someone from another team somewhere is probably saying, “We should look at that kid because he could play top level defense as backup and we could work on his bat with our MLB coaches. “ He isn’t going to hurt anyone playing a couple of times a week or a defensive replacement late in the game. 
    • Maybe not.  We also don’t have the advantage of OPACY anymore either. I probably  would have been ok at 3/70. Its always hard to say because we don’t know what else is going on but I think, in a vacuum, 3/70 for him would have been fine for a team with nothing on the payroll. He could never play for you and that contract wouldn’t hurt you.  
    • An .825 OPS in the Arizona Fall League is not crushing it.   I doubt they go Rule 5 for catcher.   I think they might take a flier on a hard throwing reliever type.   I actually saw a good list of minor league FA's who sounded better than anything they are likely to get in the Rule 5 so maybe they are just waiting for the Rule 5 to pass to actually sign one or more of them. Baseball America has their Rule 5 1.0 up and no Orioles listed amongst the 15 players they highlighted. This guy is a minor league FA P - Guillermo Zuniga, RHP: This is a pure power pitcher gamble as Zuniga may have the best pure stuff on the minor league free agent market. His four-seam fastball sits 96-98 mph with high spin rates, he pairs that with a high-80s changeup with tumble and fade and a high-spin low-90s sweeping slider with bite. He shows above-average command of his slider but below-average command of both his fastball and changeup. There’s three legitimate above-average or better pitches and at 24 there’s still plenty of upside.   So is this guy P - Angel Perdomo, LHP: We’ve seen Perdomo in the major leagues in parts of two seasons with Milwaukee in 2020 and 2021. He was put on waivers and claimed by the Rays in July of 2022 and has shown flashes of bullpen dominance. After he was acquired by the Rays, Perdomo was assigned to Triple-A Durham. There he made 21 appearances for the Bulls and flashed serious stuff. The only lefthander on my staff, Perdomo pitched extremely well over the final few months of the season, striking out 48 batters to 12 walks over 29.2 innings, holding opposing batters to a .160 batting average. Beyond his performance in 2022, Perdomo has arguably some of the best stuff in the minor league free agent class with a four-seam fastball that sits 92-94 mph with heavy ride and above-average spin rates, a high-spin low-80s slider with sweep and a high-80s changeup that plays well off of his fastball. It’s an older reliever profile but maybe Perdomo figured something out with his pitch mix during his time with the Rays.   And this guy P - Michel Otanez, RHP: On pure stuff alone Otanez has three pitches that register as plus according to pitch grading models like Stuf+. His four-seam fastball sits 98-99 mph and touched 103 mph per Trackman in 2022. He pairs that with two good secondaries in a tight mid-80s slider and a low-90s changeup with tumble and fade. Strikes have been an issue but that’s the rub with Otanez. If you can get Otnaez to harness his big stuff he could be a high-leverage weapon, he’s just never been able to do that for any sustained stretch.  
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...