Posted by burnsy483 on 11/13/2012 8:23:00 PM (view original):
You were given the scenario. If Buck is truly "manager of the year quality" he wouldn't insist on a struggling 20 year old playing every day at the ML level.
And I responded. Buck and Duquette place a premium on defense. That's the primary reason Machado was brought up this past season. If he's playing GG defense and hitting .180 in May, I see Buck giving him a couple days off to clear his head and putting him right back in there.
Machado's glove is far more valuable than Reynolds, but Buck refused to take Reynolds out when he was doing brutal at the plate mid-season. They've committed to Machado and he will be there guy next season.