Saturday, August 02, 2014

Are constant lineup changes hurting the Phillies?

Sandberg has got to be held accountable for some of the bad things associated with this year's team, are constantly changing lineups one of them?

Just saw a graphic the other night that the Phillies have used 79 different starting lineups for this season. I've said this when Charlie Manuel started to do this, and I'll say it again. This type of managing is killing the Phillies. What happened to the days when you had just a set lineup and that was the guys that played in the starting spots?

It's more like a tryout for the starting job every night in the Phillies lineup. What is Sandberg trying to prove by this? Is he saying to us all, "See, I can configure this team with different players every night." Well, that's not working too well. It's managing beyond managing. If a starter is having a rough time, give him a day off but let him try to work through it.

What the Phillies need is to get the best players on the field and stay with them, let them bond as a team on the field.

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