As for Guzman he can hit, I never crucified him for anything but he lacks range and is at the last round of his career. We need to see what we got with Desmond instead of sending him down to AAA. If he doesnt work out swallow your mistake and move on to the other youngster Espinosa.
I didn't mean to single you out, I was just referring to a common example of a whipping boy 'round these parts.
I agree, play him. Guzman isn't part of the future, so there is no reason to sacrifice Desmond for Guzman. Maybe Desmond could benefit from hitting 7th, hell Ivan Rodriguez hasn't hit for diddley in two months, move him into the 8th spot.
Nobody is suggesting "sacrificing" Desmond, let alone replacing him with Guzman. But I don't believe you can just keep sending him out night after night. That sends the message that it's okay for him to keep screwing up. There has to be a balance somewhere between that and "let him play through it, he'll learn."
He's benched tonight anyway, so at least we know somebody in the FO cares. I guess that's enough for me.