Give me one good reason why Brandon Moss should not be out there everyday in the OF. DY is going to be a career pinch hitter. Jones is a career minor leaguer who is a younger version of Eric Hinske. Sidebar - remember how Cutch tore it up when he came up and then fell back to earth? Jones will be the same way. Once some advance scouting takes place on this guy he wont look as good at the plate. Pearce is all but forgotten every time he has been called up. I think it looks rather obvious that barring trade, he is really not part of the plan.
Which all brings me back to Moss. We are on course to win 75/76 games. Why do we care where the power will come from? Why exactly do we need power anyway? To win games? Last time I checked we were in last place in our division and only have to jump 10 teams or so for the wild card. So who cares if Moss hits 4 home runs this year. Let him play and prove what he is worth.
Moss has the most upside of the OF platoon we have in place now. Our outfield should look like Milledge/Cutch/Moss for the rest of the year. I dont care if Milledge or Moss OPS hovers at .500 - they should freaking play everyday. We have to see what we have in these guys.
Jones = Hinske
DY = reincarnation of Lee Mazzilli
Pearce = no future in Pittsburgh barring trade.
As far as everyone wanting to get rid of Adam LaRoche......the guy is a solid MLB player. While we may all get maddened by his propensity to hit into double plays at the wrong times, he has an above average glove and 4 spot bat. We will miss him and miss his production at 1B. It is a shame we cant lock him in further because he really plays a solid 1B.