Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Riddle Me This- Playing Time for Freddy Galvis

Ryne Sandberg has gone on record as to wanting to keep his bench bats fresh.  Not sure why when the bench consists of perennial duds like Jayson Nix, Freddy Galvis, and John Mayberry. But hey, I'm not a MLB manager.  The one that baffles me the most is Galvis, who is batting a robust .056 (1-18).  Through parts of 3 seasons he's a career .223/.624 hitter with atrocious on base skills.  His only value lies within his glove work and versatility.

Since activating Galvis from the DL on April 11th, Sandberg has plugged him into the game one way or another 7 times in 11 games.  WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!  Maybe Sandberg thinks he has upside.  After all, Freddy is still young (24), but he's never shown the ability to hit in the minors either (.245/.616 in 591 games).  Perhaps it's because Cody Asche is also struggling (.196/.579).  All I know is that Freddy Galvis sucks at hitting and I cringe every time he's at the plate.

Onto happier news...Cole Hamels makes his 2014 debut tonight in Los Angeles.

10 comments:

Bob D said...

Rosenberg sent to AAA for Hamels. Hopefully he will regain his form to be available later in season. But its very likely that Giles and Martin and maybe Gonzalez will jump the depth chart over Rosenberg and others and make their season debuts later in the season.

As for bench, Galvis is OK - not a bat to come in a pinch hit. The Problem here is that he is counted as the top bench player when he should be the last guy on bench/roster. I say Hernandez may end up better than him as he not only can field but as hit decently. Then there is Franco if he is called up may push Asche to the bench.

joesox said...

Yeah, I saw him with two men on last night and he hung in there but that's all he does is "Hang in there" in which he stuck out. Too bad, he is the luckiest guy in the world because he has no major league bat. He would be a project to improve but didn't the Phillies draft him when young? They have had plenty of time.

GM-Carson said...

Galvis has been in the organization since he was 17 I believe.

Howard with another RBI. Way to earn that $25M.

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Morak99 said...

So how much money is Galvis paying Sandberg to put him in the lineup? Good ol' timey bribery is the only explanation.

GM-Carson said...

Galvis batting average has gone past maddening that its just comical now.

ripjgarcia said...

But for real.. .500 I would not have thought it

GM-Carson said...

3 outta 4 from the Dodgers in LA is impressive.

Bob D said...

I'm telling you, they will remain in contention this year, and at 500 that will do it. With the starters they have and a bit better offense this year. They just need to figure out the pen quickly to give themselves a legit shot. And finding gloves with no holes in them too will help

GM-Carson said...

Bullpen is the worst! They need outside help, or for Giles to be the answer outta Reading.