I’m HAPPY that Bucs have traded for Starter and Reliever, But for the Love of God…ENOUGH of Where’s Waldo Error Prone and hitless Rodriguez !!
Chris Archer from the Rays to the Bucs. Check! (Decent starting pitcher acquired). Keone Kela acquired from Rangers. Check! (A workable arm added to the bullpen). Meadows, Glasnow and prospects gone. Oh well, Hurdle didn’t like Rookie of the Month and .298 hitter Meadows so might as well trade him if Clint prefers .171 Luplow over him. No, I don’t get the preference but the Rays would not have traded Archer to the Bucs without him. So, I can live with that but will never understand why Hurdle prefers a guy who hits 100 + points below Meadows.
What still bothers me most is the undying, perpetual, never-ending, persistent, extremely loyal addiction to Sean Rodriguez starting in this line up night after night. What gives? S-Rod as some know him. Serpico, as others know him. Where’s Waldo Rodriguez (he plays all positions bu the one in the batter’s box) as I know him…..and now E-ROD, as infamous Tommy knows him for his racking up of error after error each game to go along with his ineptness at the plate. Folks, he went 0-4 tonight WITH FOUR STRIKEOUTS!!. He’s hitting .164, which is 40 points behind the “Mendoza line” considered the apex of futility in major league baseball. Stop it Clint!! I’d much rather see anyone…Moroff, Frazier, a much too-rested Harrison of any others you can dig up from the minors that might have an upside. Rodriguez has none.
Yes, I like the pitching acquisitions that added to this team. But we still need a manager at the helm to make the most of the talent. Clint Hurdle is not that man and has proven that for 13 of his 17 years as a manager.
What do you think??