Nonsense Versus Common Sense

Jon ChonarContributor IJuly 3, 2009

CHICAGO - JUNE 18:  Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Chicago White Sox during the game on June 18, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

What never ceases to amaze me is when you have someone hitting like Sam Fuld for the last 2 days in the lead off spot 4 for 8 and Lou Pinella decides to sit "the hot hitter" and put Soriano back in the lineup after 2 days of what? Rest, Mental relaxation, or other reasons.  Earlier Lou was saying that whoever is "hitting" will be in the lineup yet after two days he puts a 230 average hitter who hasn't even been hitting let alone showing signs of getting out of his slump for the entire month of June.

Also, the same holds true when someone is on the DL and the player filling in for him is hitting and doing a fine job, just because this DL player is being paid a lot of money "trumps" any choice who plays and who sits.  In my opinion, if you rather have the "money player" in your lineup instead of the "hot bat" then I must know nothing about baseball.

Whatever Lou's philosophy or Cub's Management is with regards to this type of decision making is beyond my comprehension.  If you have the answer I would be most grateful to hear from you.