Hargrove Must Go
Posted by Jason A. Churchill on July 16, 2006
In a very timely analysis, USSMariner’s Dave Cameron hits the proverbial nail on its proverbial head in his piece USSMariner – Brutal.
Mike Hargrove continues to cost this team chances to win games with his absurd usage of the bullpen and his insane loyalty to WIllie Bloomquist, Carl Everett and his own stubborn philosophies.
Win or lose, it’s time to shed another veteran from the clubhouse. This time, it’s due to stupidity and pig-headedness, rather than lack of physical abilities. Hargrove does NOTHING at the helm of the goodship Mariner that the average AA skipper couldn’t do.
He doesn’t motivate. He doesn’t win games with strategy or guts. He sure doesn’t win games with situational decisions and there’s at least one managerial candidate in his own dugout with more natural ability to manage a baseball team than does Dudley. (See image — Dan Rohn in front with Roger Hansen)
I have no further analysis, Cameron rips apart Hargrove’s management of the bullpen the past two days where JJ Putz, among the top few relievers in all of baseball this year, pitched less than Jake Woods in two extra-inning ballgames.
Need we say more?
Talk amongst yaselves.