If Theriot could become adequate defensively, I'd be fine with him. He's hitting well, but not well enough to justify his defensive liability.
I have mixed feelings about the game yesterday. I don't blame it on Franklin. Theriot grounded into a DP w/ the bases loaded and no outs when we could have broken the game open. He also had that huge error in the 9th. The thing that bothers me about Franklin yesterday is that he is proving that he doesn't have the ability to pitch around anything anymore. Sure, he faced bad luck yesterday, and other times this year (Rasmus dropping 27th out in SF, etc.). But, a reliever's job is to get around those situations consistently. He isn't doing it at all. If the defense isn't perfect, he can't get by.
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