Brandon Inge is now hitting a cool .190 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He isn’t a defensive whiz like promised. He offers little power. No average. Doesn’t walk. He isn’t a starter. He isn’t young. He has no upside. He has a recent history of poor performance.
There is no excuse.
Do agree bench is an issue they need to address. I don’t care if Inge leads like Patton, he provides absolutely nothing on the field.
— Robert Buckles (@MusefulBuckles) July 7, 2013
The fact of the matter is Brandon Inge is done. Finished as a baseball player. When talking about leadership what do you mean? He’s nice? He’s older than you? Is that what leadership is?
Do you think the young guns like watching Brandon Inge go to the plate and fail? Repeatedly!
These are other adults. The rah rah shit only lasts as long as you can back it up. What can Brandon Inge teach Andrew McCutchen? How to skate? Because he certainly can’t teach him what to do on the field.
If you want someone that can teach Cutch about baseball, hire another coach. Hire Inge as a coach for all I care. But no amount of leadership can cover up for his thorough ineptitude at the plate. He shouldn’t be a real option off the bench and he sure as hell shouldn’t be the first option at second.
Clint Barmes is a better baseball player than Brandon Inge. You need a fill in for Walker put him or Jordy Mercer at second. Stop with the insanity of giving Brandon Inge meaningful at bats to screw up.
You want a real option Mr. Huntington? Cut Clint Hurdle‘s pacifier all together. That’s right, remove the binky. Do you want him to stick blindly with Brandon Inge all season too? You want a repeat of Rod Barajas and Clint Barmes? Because he’s old he plays? Have some balls. You have an internal option that warrants a long look.
You can feel good about it too because you traded for him.
Ivan De Jesus Jr. is killing the ball for you!
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You’ll have to decide at some point you’re ready to actually win. That might come at the cost of a few scholarship players. It also might save your job.