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#1 Train

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:02 PM

I know Kirk is struggling... but does he deserve to be demoted? Let's see if Baxter can push Bay.. he was hitting pretty well before being DL'ed.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:29 AM

I would've kept him up and make him figure stuff out, but man, that kid has hit the wall (figuratively, not literally, like Baxter has.)
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:12 AM

This was absolutely the right move. I'm sorry, but there's no sense in leaving a player on the bench and giving them less playing time if they need to figure stuff out. They need to figure it out without being a liability to the team, and since Baxter has been tearing it up int he minors and was great here before he got hurt, he should play. So yes, I was all for this move. And while no one here mentioned it, I must say that I do get a little annoyed when people say how a demotion hurts a player's confidence. How is leaving him up here to struggle a confidence booster? I felt the same way when Ike was struggling.
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