Biggest Bonehead Weiss Move?

The Bleacher Report posted an article/slideshow highlighting some bonehead moves from manager Walt Weiss.  The five they choose to highlight are:

  • Limiting Rotation’s Innings
  • Overworking Betancourt
  • Not Playing Culberson at Second Base
  • Not Starting Corey Dickerson
  • Allowing Gonzalez to Play Through Injury

 
The allowing CarGo to play through injury goes hand in hand with Dickerson not starting, so that is obvious.  But the Culberson at second base isn’t as great of an argument when DJ has been all you can ask with not only the bat, but with the glove as well.  It is understandable that Culberson needs regular playing time to really shine, but you can say that about anyone out there on the field.

What do you guys think?  What would you add to the list?

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ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Not playing Culberson at 2nd? Where did that come from and WHY? DJLM is doing great since Culberson’s call up, especially defensively. Betancourt isn’t overused. He had appendicites for crying out loud. Dickerson is looking great, but are they saying he should start over Fowler or Cuddyer? These are some odd choices to be calling WW out on. I mean, Walter has made some really bad strategic decisions but not sure these are them. I would say failure to play… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago

It is really hard to say which is Walt’s bonehead move and which belongs to upper management. As far as pitch counts and who gets to play and who gets a day off, I suspect that Weiss doesn’t get to determine those things. I suspect that Walt Weiss is just a little bit more than a figurehead but not much more. If he actually gets to decide which relief pitcher to send in and for how long, many of those… Read more »

GARY
GARY
7 years ago

Is Dickerson for real or just this years Rutledge? I’ve said before I think Walt’s handling of the bullpen has been his biggest fault.

GARY
GARY
7 years ago

Nice homestand-just 3 weeks too late!

Jeff F
Jeff F
7 years ago

Limiting innings – Looks like 2012 all over. Just ask Jim Tracy

JulieG
JulieG
7 years ago

I think overall I would pick Walt’s slowness to react to a downhill situation. I think he shows hesitancy, especially with not replacing pitchers who are having problems.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  JulieG

Well said. I don’t know how to manage a baseball team, but the hesitancy shows all over. Rookie manager/upstairs puppetmasters, probably.

I voted for Played Cargo When Injured. Sheeesh. How long did it take them to put him on the DL? Were they pretending, or delusional, that it mattered to the Rockies’ “chances” to keep him around?

Doc
Doc
7 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Somehow I think that call was made by Cargo. The problem is he was allowed to make it.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

I find it hard to get upset about letting your top 1 or 2 players play. This isn’t a hurt Todd Helton wasting space on the lineup card. IMO the Rockies have traditionally been too quick to pull guys out of the lineup. Its why they’re always citing injuries every year as a reason for not winning. I’m tired of that excuse. Good teams have players that play through it.

sabrchip
sabrchip
7 years ago

Probably Walt’s biggest problem is not having the foresight to see the puppet strings that Tracy threw off when he thought about taking this job. The IP situation is probably an upper management directive, not a Walt decision. And having Lopez and EE at the front of the bullpen was something he was given. Where were you gonna play Dickerson with the regular outfield on the roster? I like Dickerson and if there was incentive for Fowler being traded and… Read more »

Trip
Trip
7 years ago

Well, I actually read the linked article. It just confirmed my belief BR just is not worth the time. In the cases of Culberson and Dickerson, it was saying the mistake was in not playing them enough to showcase their talent for a trade. In the case of Betty,they link to a medical article that theorizes overwork right off the groin injury is the root cause of the appendicitis. Blah blah blah. Etc etc. the worst part of the article,… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

Limiting the starters to 100 pitches is not boneheaded at all. It’s really very smart strategy. Rockies compiled a research of entire franchise history and no starters lasted more than a few years due to injuries. Limiting to 75 would have been really bone headed strategy.

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