XFactor11 wrote: ↑Aug 9th, 2017 5:14 pmDeclining Tulo is still better than Ryan Goins and Darwin Barney. Especially for playoff batting.
Goins might be a better fielder or about even.
Chris Coghlan began his rehab assignment but he is probably barely ahead of Refsnyder and behind Goins and Barney
in terms of batting and fielding ability.
While I don't disagree, I just want to reiterate my sentiments of how Goins should have been the everyday 2B after Travis went down, instead of the whole Goins/Barney near 50/50 platoon. However, now that Tulo is down, Goins is essentially playing everyday, and much like the first time around earlier this season when Tulo went down, he has turned his bat up. So I do feel like we're benefiting having Goins as the everyday SS (trust me, I am also a huge Tulowitzki fan).
Goins' last 14 days (10 games/8 starts): .303/.343/.424 - .767 OPS
And his splits with RISP was good all season long anyways.