Neyer rips the Human Out Machine & the Braves’ front office:
Thursday, August 22
Has anybody in the Braves’ front office noticed that Vinny Castilla’s putting together a historically bad season?
Batting average? Castilla’s hitting .231.
Power? Castilla’s got nine home runs, and none since June 11.
Patience? Castilla’s drawn 17 walks all season.
It doesn’t really matter how good his defense is; you couldn’t justify playing Brooks Robinson with these stats.
And we’ve seen this before, haven’t we?
Braves pile up regular-season victories, thanks to great pitching. Braves disappoint fans in October, thanks to lousy hitting.
And with Vinny Castilla in the lineup, we may see it again.