>as a pinch-hitter in Game 2? I think it's fair to say Reggie would have
>provided a lot more value to them than one of Merloni/Sadler. I know
>defense is vital and you might need to pull both Nomar and Val, but Butch
>Huskey has "played" third before, and I'd much rather have the extra bat
>on the bench.
Remember why they carried Merloni and Sadler -- not because they figured
"defense is vital" per se, but because they weren't 100% sure about
>more likely to make a positive contribution to the Yankees than Jim
like Brosius, don't have very good bats, but not so bad you need to pinch
hit. The Yankees, unlike the Red Sox, Mets, or Braves, are more likely to
need a pinch runner rather than a pinch hitter.
>many are lost because you end up asking Butch Huskey to face Ramiro
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