So, um ... apparently Doug Melvin has pulled a Milton in Office Space: on the heels of the 13-6 dismantling by the last-place Padres, Doug has decided to burn the whole fuckin' thing to the ground. Castro: fired. Hardy: optioned to Nashville. Hall: DFA'ed.
I just don't see any logic in these moves, especially Hardy. How does sending J.J. down improve the team in the short run, or help us in the long run? Technically, we're still in the Wild Card hunt ... and now we're running a rookie shortstop out there? And Melvin's effectively killed J.J.'s value on the off-season trade market.
As for Hall: no one's sorry to see him go, of course, but: why now? Why, two weeks after he accepted a demotion to AAA to work on his swing, and the night after he hits his first homer in forever, is he getting gassed?
Somebody help me figure this out.