Melvin sucks! He can't manage and this "mad scientist" crap has got to stop, too. Here is a short list of reasons why he can't manage and the mistakes he constantly makes:
1)At the end of last year for letting the Rockies in the post season. I know there was a playoff game they had to win, but Melvin gave them that opportunity the day after they clinched the division by not putting his best team forward. 2)Putting Reynolds at first base at the end of a crucial game. 3)Constantly bunting with Chris Young or any of his base stealers at first and nobody out; 4)Continuing to use Chris Burke in crucial situations as a pinch hitter; 5)Pulling his power hitter, defense or best hitter out the game in a double switch. 6)Want more? Brandon Lyon has had maybe a handful of 1-2-3 innings, he will always put the game in jeopardy, but because he needs that sense of danger, that makes him your stopper and eighth inning set-up guy (where he has excelled, not just this year but in previous years when he isn't hurt). By the way, while I�ve never been a big fan of Lyon, he had only blown five saves this year; 7)Most of the damage done against Lyon has been when Melvin brought him in with a lead greater than three runs or in a tie game. 8)An inconsistent lineup and starters every game does not lead to consistentcy onthe field or on offense.9)Pulling his starting pitchers out of games they are dominating (close or otherwise) because they have reached 95-105 pitches and they let one guy on base.
That is a few of the things. He can't manage! Go watch other teams play that don't involve the Diamondbacks and you'll see how badly they are managed!