Nationals Baseball: Hariston, Cora, and pray for rain?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Hariston, Cora, and pray for rain?

Tonight, in GAME #4, after a day off the young, exciting, fresh, inspiring, hopeful, new-look, Nats are starting Jerry Hairston Jr AND Alex Cora.

Last Year's Stats & Current Age

Hairston (35) : .244 /.299 /. 353
Cora (35) : .210 / .266 / .278

I'm not as defeatist on this year's team as some (which is weird because I'm pretty defeatist in general), but the bench is pretty terrible. You can stack it with veterans if you want, Rizzo, but make sure your manager then knows these are guys you play only when you HAVE to, not guys you work into the rotation like they are viable major league players anymore.


bdrube said...

Holy crap! What next, Gaudin to get the start tomorrow? At least Ramos got the start at Catcher.

I've tried to be Mr. Optimist this year, but that is rapidly disappating

Carroll said...

My sentiments exactly. I'm not excited about this year's team, but when I turned it on my first thought was: "Alex Cora is still paid to play baseball?"

DSK said...

Defeatist? Aside from some hot stove league optimism, I thought that you were realistic.

Hoo said...

As I posted at Nats journal who the hell cares if Cora is fresh.

And really Jerry Hairston. You're pulling a nook logan with Zim at the plate?

Rizzo's approach of high-character, low-talent old castoffs is great for reporters but bad for managers and fans.

NattyDC said...

FIRE RIGGLEMAN.....i didnt even want to watch the game last night with those jokes playing. Harriston may not get a hit this year. Unreal. This is not the way to try and build a fanbase or get your young players experience.

Its not Little Legaue, the rules dont require everyone to get at-bats. and then all the dumb annoucers kept sayin how great of a move it was. What planet do they live in. F.P. Santengelo is horrible. I actually muted the game last night and put music on instead.

Harper said...

bdrube - By Gawd! Is that Bacsik's music?

Carroll - maybe the Nats are going for "most guys on team who will retire in the offseason"

DSK - "Defeatist" was a little strong. "Resigned to a lot of defeats" is probably better.

Hoo - at least it's good for someone?

NattyDC - the bench guys do need some at bats but in the NL they should get these over the course of time with pinch hits for pitchers. Their starts should only be to rest other players and this early in the year, after a day off, is no time to rest anyone.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't they keep Bixler up instead of Cora for the utility role. Bixler had a great spring.

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