I defended him earlier in the season and he is still better than Sosa and Villone but that is not saying much.
Bergmann is minor league fodder and should be dumped in the off-season. just get rid of his ass. no more fooling with his bullcrap. he sucks and always will suck. freakkkkk
The manager has to know his players' limitations. Bergmann shouldn't be in the position of pitching to the 3-4-5 hitters of the St. Louis Cardinals. Lannan would likely have been the best option but I wouldn't have been comfortable with any pitcher in that situation.
But definitely not Bergmann.
Next season, Bergmann should be viewed as the 7th pitcher on a 7 or 8 man bullpen, if he's brought back. That's not the pitcher you use in this situation.
This is mostly Riggleman's fault.