Question of the Day, 5/4 …

How bad does it have to get before we fix the problems? You wouldn’t drive your car with a broken steering wheel. — @alexk19

Well, the thing is, what do you really do? The Angels already took the drastic, clamored-for step by releasing Bobby Abreu and bringing up Mike Trout, and Mike Scioscia has trotted out lineups galore in hopes of finding personnel grouping that works. Play Mark Trumbo more? He has been. Go with the hot hand? That’s why Maicer Izturis has been in the lineup and Torii Hunter really hasn’t had days off. It’s hard to find a combination that works when almost nobody is hitting. At some point, guys simply have to do what they’re capable of — do what they’ve done throughout their careers — and step up. To reference a famous baseball line, “You can’t trade 25 guys.”



It’s not just Pujols or any single player, it’s all of them together. And the common factor is, Hatcher.

You can argue that Hatcher is/is not causing the hitting problems. But he is definitely not providing any solutions. The small spark of offense were 1). Against the Twins 2). After players only meetings that Hatcher said he had very little involvement with.

Bottom line is that if he’s not part of the solution, then he is part of the problem.

The guys simply have to do what they’re capable

Don’t be naive. It is Pujols. If Pujols is hitting like he usually does … and should be … and the ANgels have no problems. It’s all on Albert … and it should be.

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