Barmes is going to go into the starting lineup, it was announced tonight – so Sanchez is gonna grab some bench. Fact is that the dude could have hit like Barry Lamar 2001 and fielded like Ozzie and he WAS going to be benched as soon as Barmes came back. Because 3.7 mill is more money than minimum wage. That simple.
Same reason that Carlos Lee, in spite of complete loss of hitting ability, is still hitting cleanup and Brett Wallace isn’t.
Will be interesting to see how long Barmes will stay in the starting lineup if/when he stinks it up with the bat. Sanchez has been a good #2 guy
Inglett, who has had 2 solid singles and 2 bloop hits and a lot of strikeouts and groundouts, is going to have to pass through waivers. Bogusevic will be kept on the 25 man because, as we saw, Bourgeois can play second AND he can play it well. We don’t need another utility guy because Sanchez is gonna be that guy, although he can NOT play third, AND we have Downs.