Monday, June 30, 2008

Dear Dusty Baker...

While Bill Bray is capable of retiring left-handed hitters, he isn't your typical lefty-versus-lefty specialist; Brian Shouse, he is not. If anything, Bray should be used as a lefty-versus-righty specialist.

The facts: In 43 at-bats against Bray this season, lefties have an OPS of .888. In 49 at-bats, righties have an embarrassing OPS of .505.

This means that not only can you allow Bray to face the almighty Jamey Carroll (which you didn't Saturday), but it's the best possible decision you could make for the professional baseball team you currently manage.

You're welcome for the advice.

-Brad Spieser (