Originally Posted by Red Is On NT
Not only has depth been a serious problem this season, it's been previous seasons.
Year-by-year, the Giants cannot continue to count on Gregor Blanco as a 4th OF. If anything, he's a 5th OF for defensive replacement or needing to steal a bag. Other than that, he's not an everyday player.@dland24
, I knew someone addressed this issue before, just wasn't sure who.
I know I brought this up....but here was my issue.
Going into the season, we had a lineup that, if healthy, was a pretty good lineup. But, and it is a huge but, said lineup was built with players who dont stay healthy.
PAGAN: a full time starter for 5 seasons. He has played a full season in two of those yesrs.
SCUTARO: injured going into spring trainin...coupled with the fact that he is 38 years old.
PABLO: missed almost a third of a season in two of the last three seasons
MORSE: played a full season in one of the last four seasons. 102 games being the high of the 3 seasons he didnt complete.
That is 50% of our starting lineup being players who constantly miss large chunks of the season. Granted, Pablo has stayed healthy all season. But to assume that all of those guys would stay healthy is just arrogant and stupid. We should have had Major League caliber backups on our bench. Instead, we had Hicks, Blanco, Arias, Ehire and a bunch of other trash.
If you are going to build your team with injury prone, albeit talented, players, you better damn well plan for worst case scenarios. And Sabean once again failed to address this.