Tigers Javier Baez benched after baserunning gaffes

we are in 12 games mlb season, so no good team should panic, and no bad team is too far away – one might think. Detroit Tigers was predicted to be particularly dire, but you would hope that at least April 14th could be gotten through *check calendar* without manager intervention like AJ Hinch did on Thursday when He had to bench Javier Báez for a baseline error. This is inexcusable at the Little League level.

The shortstop recorded his first extra-base hit of the season, hitting it out of the box as he thought the ball was going out of the park, finished with a double, then ran as Aqeel Badu hit a lineout to center. There were two outs, and he doubled to end the inning.

sending a message

hinch predicted his star player “message” to the rest of his group That everyone needs to clean up their mental mistakes. You know it’s going to be a long season when you have to remind your team that the season has really begun.

Baez – who has yet to hit a home run and drive in a lone RBI through 41 at-bats – is Detroit’s biggest name not a semi-retired remnant, and the club’s token All-Star spot. Unless Miguel Cabrera makes a career-achievement bid. He is also the highest paid player behind Cabrera, earning $32 million in the final year of an eight-year deal.

I know Tigers fans are very well aware of the Miggy deal, but I wanted to remind the casual fan because it’s funny. Did you know he has vested rights of $30 million for the next two years? He won’t reach the required threshold, yet a part of me wishes he’d miraculously end up in the top 10 for MVP. Again, that’s never going to happen as he’s currently listed as the team’s backup DH and is slugging .208/.269/.333.

To be fair, this makes Baez’s .122/.182/.146 facepalm serviceable — just as Cabrera’s contract makes Javi’s deal look like good value. I don’t need to go into all the reasons why Baez has been a disaster because Tigers fans are already excited, and I’d rather refrain from going into self-loathing before May.

Cubs supporters know intimately Regarding the inconsistency and pension of the two-time All-Star for fielding errors (he led the league with 26 last year). My guess is they’ll tell you that if Bez is the jaded adult in the clubhouse, your clubhouse is probably in trouble. He Claimed lost track of out because he was hitting sixth; The decline in the lineup was motivated by the fact that he had not played baseball until yesterday.

This is not the argument you want to hear from your “best” player.

He said, ‘Anyone can make mistakes. “At this point, the way we’re playing, and the way I’m playing, it’s obviously going to get worse. If I’m hot, and I have seven homers, and I make the same mistake, So I would have stayed in the game. I have no excuse. It’s just part of the game.

Ok. I guess my reaction is, what the hell was the point about hitting the sixth, if not an excuse?

While Bays isn’t wrong that Hinch will stick with him if his bat justifies the fuck, he’s still saying, “If I’m playing well I can mess up.” It is not a responsibility, it is a right.

A fielding error here, or overly aggressive baseman there, I can understand. Appreciating a double and then doubling because you didn’t know how many outs were left, neither of those things. You can be in a hitting slump and still be playing – that’s literally the bare minimum, and nothing a manager should do to remind you two weeks into April.