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Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Castor27, Aug 9, 2022.

  1. EightDoobies

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    I don't get Dusty
     
  2. Tuckmose

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    Mancini’s beaten Colon Cancer, but Dusty Baker may be his toughest challenge yet.
     
  3. roxallways

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    Dusty sees Mancini, Vazquez and Diaz as insurance/bench players and that's how he's approaching their playing time. As the regular season comes to a close, if the lineup continues to be inconsistent or not hit up to their potential, management will have to step in and suggest the lineups for the playoffs imo
     
  4. Amshirvani

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    And people wonder why he’s never won a WS. Teams win in spite of him
     
  5. Fiah

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    I wonder if Click goes Espada next year or
    new direction.
     
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  6. BonziWellsGOAT

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    Diaz is a utility guy so I get it and Maldy is so good with the pitchers and defensively that I get Vasquez off the bench but Mancini was absolutely brought in to start. No doubt in my mind
     
  7. SuraGotMadHops

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    Under no circumstance should Mancini not be playing every day somewhere between 1B/DH/LF. What the hell did we trade for him for?
     
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    I’ve been a big Dusty defender but even I am starting to get sick of him. He’s a great person, no doubt, and he’s done a lot for the sport, but this? WTH.

    At full strength, Mancini plays 1B, Diaz LF, McCormick CF, and Gurriel and Dubon are on the bench. This is just stubbornness.
     
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    Literally Dusty.

    I don’t get it.
     
  10. HTown2017Champs

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    No clue. I personally would want someone who has some experience, but is also modern and into analytics.
     
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  11. The Beard

    The Beard Contributing Member

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    On this offensive Juggernaut

    How can you guys expect a guy like Mancini to start over guys like Yuli with his .667 OPS? and before anyone mentions how much better he is batting 2nd, his OPS in the 2 hole is .648, so there is that

    How can you expect Mancini to start over Chas vs a RHP? Chas is blasting RHP to the tune of a .626 OPS, you simply can't sit that guy vs RHP (although you can sit him vs LHP with his 1.000+)

    How can you expect Mancini to start over Dubon (with Chas in CF) vs a RHP? Dubon has a .556 OPS vs RHP, you simply can't put a guy ripping RHP to that level on the bench

    Mancini needs to face the facts, this Astros offense was unstoppable when he was brought here and having him as a pinch hitter in lower level situations is as much of a role as he is capable of on this squad
     
  12. YOLO

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    Definitely disagree. By the time the postseason starts Mancini will have a way bigger role than that. he's too good of a player to have that minuscule role
     
  13. marks0223

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    Is he known for benching better players in the postseason for those other teams?
     
  14. whiskeyred

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    Jesus man, this is so dumb. Play Mancini
     
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  15. whiskeyred

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    Random Line Up Generator
     
  16. The Beard

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    You are not going to get the most out of Mancini in October, if he plays twice a week throughout August and September
     
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  17. Tomstro

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    Mancini should be playing 1b. This is basically sabotage by Dusty.
     
  18. TheRealist137

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    You're talking about seeding, I'm talking about teams. The AL Central Division winner is going to be easy fodder in the Playoffs, that's who I want us to face.
     
  19. Tomstro

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    Mancini will be nice and rusty by then
     
  20. YOLO

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    the postseason is based off seeding which results in the matchups. Wanting to face the AL central isn't an actual choice
     

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