What in the world is going on?
Is there some reality-distortion field around Vidro that makes him appear like a major league hitter when you get too close? Does he emit some delicious pheromone that makes managers drool? Does he have pictures?
He is the worst designated hitter in the American League. He batted fourth tonight. Here’s Vidro against the next-worst designated hitter with over 200 PA, Billy Butler:
That’s a big gap. That’s the Huff-Thome gap, or the Thomas-Butler gap.
Just over .200 with some walks and the once-a-month extra-base hit from the team’s designated hitter, batting cleanup.
And yet we’ve seen two supposedly sane managers bat him cleanup not out of necessity or
If you want to see the team try and climb back to respectability this season, you should be incensed every time Vidro is in the lineup, angrier still the higher up he bats.
It makes no sense, absolutely no sense.
Also, what Dave said.