Yainer getting more playing time and doing well. Dusty is refusing to do this because he knows he will look stupid the more Diaz plays.
Lee raking in AAA
Pitcher or pitchers complaining to pitching coaches- this will never be public
Maldy to act out again and embarrassing the fans and owner.
Team stays in funk.
Fan discontent grows with the team
Other blogs call for change- WE HAVE THIS!! Per Crawfish Boxes:
"I’d say demoting Maldonado to backup would normally be sufficient, but as long as he’s around, it seems that Dusty Baker will put him behind the plate for 80% of the games. If so, Maldonado should go."
Crane sees fans getting upset
Brown continues campaign to get Diaz and Lee more involved paying time.
Dusty refuses to listen to front office
Dana Brown executes one of three options
Maldy is sent to 60-day IL- he is held there in case they decide they need him in September
Maldy is traded
Maldy is waived and then released
We only have the start of one step.
Odds Maldy is gone before season is over - less than 5 percent. This is up from zero before the season.