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Friday, July 06, 2018

Matheny, Mozeliak and Fowler Need to Book a Guest Spot on Dr. Phil - 101Sports.com

So what would be the justification for benching Bader or Pham of keeping Martinez away from right field to accommodate Fowler?

Answer: There is no justification. Baseball always brings us surprises; the Cardinals may need to turn to Fowler when we least expect it. But you don’t play guys that are having hideous seasons based on past performance or size of contract. You go with the guys who will give you your best shot at winning. And the Cardinals must prioritize winning. They can’t be handing games away, in part, because of a misguided attempt to put the jumper cables on Fowler’s burned-out offensive game. And if Matheny didn’t play his best lineup, then we’d all be yelling about his lack of urgency, ineptitude, etc. I support Matheny 100 percent on this.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 06, 2018 at 04:39 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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