I’m getting tired of everyone bitching about Morales not being able to get the job done at 1B, without seeing him get consistent playing time in the MLB. Do YOU know who Kendry Morales is? Do YOU know how good he is? Do YOU know his work ethic? Do YOU know if he is better than Casey Kotchman? The Answer is NO!!!!
No one knows how good he is going to be or if he is better than Kotchman or Teixiera. So why don’t we use some logic. There is a guy that had the title of Director of Player Development. Legend has it that he produced 15 Division Titles, 3 League Titles, and 18 playoff births in 5 years. He oversaw our up and coming players, swing by swing, hit by hit, stride by stride, and most importantly learned their strengths and weaknesses. If there is anyone that can answer the questions of…. Why Was Kotchman Traded? Why was Tex not signed? Why are we handing the starting 1B job to Kendry Morales? The name of that man is TONY REAGINS.
Tony Reagins oversaw both Kotchman and Morales. Tony Reagins traded Casey Kotchman. Tony Reagins said MORALES IS READY. Why do you suppose he did that? I don’t know, but if I had to take a wild guess I would have to say, "Because Morales IS BETTER than Casey Kotchman."
Put it this way, if you had 2 cars for 5 years that both were in excellent condition and your wife (or hubby) told you, YOU HAD to get rid of one, which one would it be? Obviously you would keep the best one and give up the other one even though it was also good and you were attached to it. That’s the same kind of decision Tony Reagins had to make, Morales or Kotchman, and I will stand by his decision because he knows those players better than anyone of us. No disrespect to Kotchman, he is an AWESOME player and I would have liked to have them both on our team but that was not possible. Put KENDRY MORALES at 1st Base, Now LETS GO WIN!!!!!!!!!!