Monday, August 22, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, August 22, 2022 -- "Bats on the Birds"


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"Some of what we’re seeing here is a rookie manager finding his way. Marmol has tried a lot of approaches this season. He’s been unafraid to put young players into key spots. Perhaps more impressively, Marmol has backed off when a plan -- Edman leadoff, Pujols versus righties -- isn’t working. The use of rookie Andre Pallante in a true swingman role is, in and of itself, probably worth a column."