If that ain’t good managing…

Dusty Baker has decided to make Ryan Ludwick his designated hitter. Ludwick is batting .183 (15-for-82) this season. Exactly what is going through Baker’s mind? According to Hardball Talk:

“I know everybody wants me to play the guy who’s hot, but what happens when the guy who’s hot gets cold and the cold guy never gets lukewarm because he’s not playing?”

That explains why Scott Rolen is still getting so much playing time despite hitting .174 (16-for-101).

UPDATE: Perhaps Baker chose his mind, as neither Ludwick nor Rolen are in the starting lineup tonight.

About JT

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Posted on May 18, 2012, in baseball and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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