Friday, September 10, 2010
Edwin before the fall
Well, I was going to wait till the end of the season to analyze Edwin Rodriguez, but ... but Josh is injured, Ricky is injured, two starting pitchers are about to serve suspensions, Sean West (who he?) is injured. Next week, Andrew Miller is the ace of the staff and that means the win-loss record for the rest of the year is going to be awful. So ... Edwin never makes me mad in game calls the way Fredi did. That means he doesn't do a lot of small ball. He seems smart in the way he handles some of the young Marlins (and there are a lot of them), and Bonifacio has blossomed as Edwin has moved him around, giving him starts in various positions, and sitting a struggling Stanton or Hanley, all smart moves. Anyways, the numbers: Fredi was 35-36 when he left on June 23. After the Monday double-header, the team was 70-67, meaning Edwin has been 35-31. I hope they keep him around for next year.