Re: Why is Aceves allowed to pitch? Valentine: Aceves' outings are
posted at 9/24/2012 12:01 PM EDT
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
In response to Brickbat's comment:
The Yankees and the Patriots are successful because they don't tolerate idiots like A.A.
Sit him on the end of the bench, don't use him and release him within a half-hour of the end of game 162 (if it ever mercifully comes).
The Yankees never tolerated or got value out of Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Mickey Rivers, Rickey Henderson or Alfredo Aceves? The Patriots got nothing out of Randy Moss?
At some point I agree you have to cut your losses...but managers aren't paid to manage the Havliceks, Jeters and Hannahs, they're paid to get the most of their mercurial, damaged talent.
Silly examples. The Yankees in fact dumped Aceves because of his temper. Ruth didn't have a temper and was only one of the best, if not the best, MLB players ever. I think Reggie is in the HOF.
Aceves does have ability, granted, but also has a temper. Ironically, Bobby V was very supportive for most of the season, but had no choice but to suspend Aceves after that tantrum when Bobby alerted him Bailey would close (the night after Aceves threw 37 pitches and gave up several runs and the game). Earlier, Bobby V was very supportive when Aceves the closer was blasted by opposing teams in April, etc.
Aceves is not talented enough to justify his tantrums. Few players are.