That is one of my favorite quotes of all time.
I think it is THAT time. You know, THAT time when you realize that you will be labeled as insane if keep doing what you’ve always done and believing the results will be different. It is time for a change, actually CHANGES! While I am not a fan of Uribe, I am not doing anything with him at this juncture. If he is healthy, I let him play and hit him low in the order.
Here’s where I start:
- DFA Adam Kennedy. Goodbye, so long!
- Call up FedEx to take his place (more on that later).
- Send Dee Gordon to AAA and tell him it doesn’t make any difference what his batting average is. When he has accumulated 15 bunt singles, he will be recalled.
- Call up Alex Castellanos to take his place. I know AC looked lost when he was up the first time, but like Gordon last year, he might bloom when called up the second time. He is hitting nearly .380.
- Determine what the market is for James Loney and move him NOW. Take what you can get and run!
- AJ Ellis is one of the Dodgers best hitters and needs to play every day. He becomes the First Baseman at this juncture to keep his bat in the lineup.
- Treanor and FedEx platoon behind the plate.
- Call up Van Slyke or Sands (try one and then the other if the first one doesn’t hit).
Here’s the lineup:
- Herrera SS
- Hairston 2B
- Abreu/Rivera LF
- Ethier RF
- Ellis 1B
- Uribe 3B
- Treanor/FedEx C
- Gwynn CF
That leaves this as the bench:
- Van Slyke or Sands
That is not a terrifying lineup by any means, but it sends a powerful message. “Get with it or get out!”
Change can be good.