Originally posted by RLakin
I would offer Matt Williams a job in organization or grant him his release. With Baerga in the fold, along with Counsell and Donnels there's just no room for him on this roster. Nobody can argue that Williams has performed better than Donnels this spring, nor can they say that Williams has as much versatility as Baerga. You're going to pay him $10 mill this season regardless of his being on the roster or not. And I believe the D-Backs are better off with the latter of those scenarios.
That's a good point of view! It would be a shame if one of them if sent back to the Minors because of Matty.
But unfortunately, I believe that someone who can contribute more than Williams has the past few years will be cut, and Matty will platoon with either our 1B or 3B.
Or the tongue-in-cheek response would be that it's just a matter of time until he breaks a bone fielding a routine ground ball as he did last year.
As much as I'd resent seeing Matt Williams get playing time at the expense of Craig Counsell
or Carlos Baerga . . . or our First Basemen . . . I realize it's probably going to happen for one last year.
Regarding Swindell, I appreciate his loyalty and personality, but it would be a crime if he takes the place of another lefty. Boy, did he get bombed his last time out.
Between his new knuckleball, and Williams "new" batting stance every year, I just don't believe, "No, no, I really mean it. I'm gonna be good this year. Really!"