Sending Haseley down is absolutely disgusting and is simply the latest example I could use to show why the players don't trust Kapler and Nightengale's article is pure bunk! Just two days ago Kapler said as one of the reasons that Franco was sent down was because they want to play Haseley every day and see how he does.
Two days later HE is sent down despite playing as well as almost anyone in the lineup, providing the organization and its phans that maybe, just maybe, their drafting methods are finally paying and actually offering what Kapler/Klentak always said was so valuable...the ability to play multiple positions.
I hate this move, hate it, hate it, hate. Frankly, I am sick and tired of the Phils using their ability to move players up and down like chess pieces simply because they can. It is a terrible message to players. DeLosSantos saw it, Irvin saw it, Suarez saw it, Hammer saw it, Ramos saw it, Rios saw it, Williams saw it, Franco saw it and now Haseley is seeing it.
Am I suggesting that all of these players didn't deserve demotions? Of course not. But am I suggesting that some of them did not deserve to be sent down and its likely to affect their performances in the future. You bet your sweet bippy I am. This organization has created an environment where success isn't necessarily rewarded but your number of options available to LHV can sure be a punishment.
I can only imagine what the young guys in the system are thinking/feeling after seeing this. And all to keep a couple of AAAA players [Miller and Rodriguez] on the roster as if they are going to help this team get to the playoffs.
This is a disgraceful move, one that every Phillie phan should criticize. Haseley has been playing very well, certainly better than about 20 other higher paid guys. And don't for one moment think the veterans like Realmuto aren't watching this with increased interest. They want to win and you win by using the BEST players, not by stashing guys on a roster simply because you lack the guts to admit you were wrong and cut a guy who is doing nothing but taking up space and doesn't have a bird eye view of being with the club next year.
While I am at it, I just saw the Phillie lineup for tonight. May I suggest that a lineup of Haseley, Williams, Pirela, Franco, Castillo, Romine, Morrison and Grullon might be more interesting to watch then this one.
Can anyone tell I am a bit perturbed about this move?