Rogers calls upon the services of Rob Neyer and Will Carroll to shoot down Baker’s theory. Carroll said “That’s impossible” and Rob Neyer called it “absurd”.
The Rogers article is worth reading as it gets into Win Shares and VORP, Value Over Replacement Player. And Rogers has his own take on it as well, mentioning how many at-bats Baker wasted on Neifi Perez and the like.
Meanwhile, Baker refuses to get it. He had Freddie Bynum play 2nd base last night and Theriot at SS. Cedeno pinch-hit. Why the lineup card is not stenciled with Cedeno, Murton and Theriot for the remainder of the season is anyone’s guess.
And on top of all of this the Cubs can add closer to the list of needs for next year. Dempster has been brutal and took the loss last night. He blew his 7th save opportunity last night, after blowing it Saturday against STL. He’s always walked too many batters and this year is no exception. A closer simply can’t do that. At this rate maybe they can make him a starter again. I’d rather see Howry close games next year.
Cubs Dusty Baker VORP Win Shares
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