OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Macha sucks thread no. 352!
why was Yabu batting....bring in a pinch hitter?
I didn't get it either earlier but now that they've brought in Saarloos I'm starting to understand. What is going on with the conditioning of A's pitchers in both the majors and minors? They're dropping like flies.
maybe the manager thought he needed Yabu's arm as a bunch of the Athletics pitchers are illin'...
Yabu damn near got a hit!
Speaking of Wash, here's a nice article from the Chron, in case anyone missed it:
Yeah -- and I didn't like what Wash said about Durazo not being willing to work on his fielding.
That was surprisingly blunt -- downright Macha-esque.
Saarloss to the pen, give Yabu a few starts? Anyone?
With the tommorrow they've had two days off in five days so they are able to skip Saarloos so that's why he's been able to go to the pen. They need all the help they can get right now.
We all know that Macha leaves much to be desired as a firey on the field motivator. What about Larry Bowa. He would fire up this team and he is currently available. If Bowa is unacceptable, then who? Macha is clueless. Did yiu listen to the Macha Show today? Pathetic!
The players ask to change the lineup and Macha promptly does nothing. Get Chavez out of the 3rd spot. He is the worse rally killer in the league.
Larry Bowa was a complete joke of a manager.
Rally killer strikes again. Chavez is so painful to watch. Call Arod and get the name of his shrink.
Realistically, what can the A's do with Chavvy this year? I mean, he is completely terrible, horrible, no good, and very bad EVERY DAY. I know the one option that has been suggested and ignored by Macha is moving him down in the order. But he'll stink wherever he bats (and fields, apparently.) But are there any other options -- like a stint on the DL or rehab or ????
Since Beane won't take Wash on as manager, if they let Macha go, Lacheman would be a good one for inerim. At least he is alive and kicking and would likely be able to fire this team up. But he can't play for them.
"Interim, not inerim, of course." I do occasionally make up words, but that wasn't one of them.
sactofan, you must have read that book to a youngster. Is it [Alexander?] and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?
Using Cruz instead of Yabu when the A's still had a realistic chance to win this game with Halladay done after seven is worth bumping this thread. Take a bow Ken.
Cruz sucks. What's the deal with that guy? Although Yabu can't seem to get out of the mess Cruz started either.
I take that back. Yabu got out ok.
Yup, and Cruz got lots of help from his friends too. Hatteberg and Swisher. I suspect DJ gets that grounder to Hattey's right, which started it all. Swisher made sure the Jays went onto bigger and better things, with yet another dive, playing a single into an extra base hit; he is getting horrible reads on those balls. As I said elsewhere, if DJ can't cut it up here, they would be wise to move Swisher to first base.
While I think DJ in the short time I've seen him looks to be a little bit better than Hatty in the field and I agree that Johnson should be playing full time at lb, I don't think you can bag on Hatteberg for that seeing eye grounder. Swisher is another story with the ill advised dive. He's young, he'll improve on D.
actually, i think that if the A's are going to get over any kind of hump, they need Cruz's headtrips to receed, and for him to be a key component in the pen.
i think they should start using cruz like they did mike nen a few years ago - no pressure situations only. the guy has clearly shown he can't get it together. last night was disgusting. thank goodness yabu seems to have his composure together a bit better!
I'm not criticizing Hatteberg; he does well with the tools and abilities he has. I am just, in effect, saying Macha should have DJ at 1b and Hatteberg at DH everyday.
I think Macha has very little input on who plays where on this team. He may have an opinion but I doubt he does what he wants to do with the lineup.
Mychael Urban was on Marty Lurie's show today and they talked about why Cruz and Thomas are still with the A's instead of at AAA. They agreed that it's because of Billy's ego. He can't have it look like the Hudson trade was a complete bust.
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