The argument of this is so flawed. Ryan Goins is making the league minimum and is a plus utility player who is playing because Devon Travis was injured. For league minimum, he's performed well in this situation being extremely clutch and providing elite level defence. If he was a replacement level player than we can swap him with anyone on the roster with the same result. What you are saying is you would rather have Darwin Barney or Rob Refsnyder in the lineup everyday instead of Goins? That makes zero sense.toeknee89 wrote: ↑Oct 4th, 2017 11:58 pmWhat? That's not what I meant at all. I meant he shouldn't have been on those teams. Again, you could have replaced him with any replacement level player and no one would even blink an eye.
A couple pages back I also made a post regarding how he is one of the worst hitters in the history of the MLB with major playing time. It's mind boggling how he consistently makes the team out of spring training. He's cheap-ish and reliable to be a healthy body I guess... Laziness on management's part.
I can't believe there's such a lengthy debate for the number 9 hitter in the lineup. Teams have won the World series with a lousy/average number 9 hitter. The problem with the offence this year was the decline of Bautista. You can't have your number 4 hitter with 65 RBI's, almost the same as Goins.