I don't know. I'm conflicted. I know that it will kind of be horrible to experience, as a fan for many years, but it's probably what needs to happen to get this team going back in the right direction. I don't mean for this season, but looking toward the future. Kevin Towers seems not to know anything about anything as it pertains to baseball decisions. It makes zero sense to bring up Mike Bolsinger instead of Archie Bradley if you are trying to actually bring up players that can help the team get better and win. He says Archie Bradley will be looked upon as the "savior of the season" if he is brought up while we are playing so badly. Why would he just assume that? If anyone thinks that one player can save a season, their opinion is not worthy of even taking into consideration. And how does he know that Archie will not thrive on that pressure? I just don't see how he can reconcile bringing up Bolsinger to pitch against the Dodgers in Dodger Stadium and then make the argument that Archie is still not ready yet. Everyone with any idea of Archie's talent knows that he is ready to pitch and if you are really trying to make the team better, he needs to be brought up. He wants to be brought up. Everyone would like to see him be brought up. Don't lie and say the service clock doesn't matter, because bringing up Bolsinger instead of Archie Bradley clearly proves that it is the sole factor in his making this decision not to bring up Archie. I won't even get into some of the egregious errors he's made in the trade department, we all are aware of those.
And now we come to Kirk Gibson. I have been fairly perplexed at some of his decisions as far as the lineup goes for quite a few years, but this year it's all come to the forefront it seems because of the team's awful play. Is there any other manager in the game right now that would put Martin Prado in the cleanup spot? Sure, Mark Trumbo strikes out a bit, but what did you trade away two young players with good potential in Adam Eaton and Tyler Skaggs for if you're gonna hit the big strong power hitter that you got back for them 6th? 6th? Seriously? Not to mention his constant lineup changes, moving people all over the lineup except Paul Goldschmidt at 3rd doesn't give anyone a chance to get comfortable with where they're going to hit on a daily basis. Parra hits leadoff, he hits 7th the next day, back to leadoff the next. Prado hits cleanup, he hits 5th, he hits 2nd, Aaron Hill hits 2nd, he hits 5th, Campana is in there for a couple of games, he's back out, Pollock is in there, he hits leadoff, next day he hits 7th, next day he's not in the lineup. MAKE UP YOUR MIND! Give guys an indication that you believe in them. It's like he puts Goldschmidt hitting 3rd and then just throws darts at the rest of the roster to fill out the rest of the lineup. It might even be best to hit Trumbo 3rd, and then put Goldy at cleanup so that Trumbo will see more pitches to hit. Just pick a lineup and go with it for a couple of weeks straight, see what happens. I'm just tired of his lineup lotto everyday. It did wonders for Goldy to hit third everyday, so it might just help out some of the other players in the lineup to become more consistent.
I'm really sort of rooting for a long, long losing run, just so that Towers and Gibson can be fired sooner rather than later. We the fans don't need to deal with this garbage any longer. It's time to make changes.