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How Dumb Can One Man(uel) Be?

If you take the time to look at the last few line-ups the Mets have trotted out, you'll notice that Jerry has begun platooning Angel Pagan.  When you take a look at Pagan's career splits, this seems like the move of a wise man.  But of course, the man in question is Jerry Manuel, leading one to question if it was serendipity that caused him to correctly implement a platoon.  Well, there's nothing to worry about, as Jerry decided that Angel Pagan should be the lefty-bashing side of a platoon. 

Pagan's career splits:

vs. LHP:   .231/.279/.420

vs. RHP:   .288/.345/.429

This season his splits are even OPS-wise, although he is hitting .300 vs. righties and .250 vs. lefties; he's simply managed to run into a couple of homeruns as a righty.  Regardless, there is nothing in his numbers that suggests that he should be sitting against RHP in any fashion given the state of the team.

In conclusion, not only is Jerry refusing to play Pagan, who is essentially the only mildly intriguing position player we have on our roster right now, he is platooning him on his markedly worse side. 

Well done Jerry.  Well done indeed.


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