ESPN's Rob Neyer found Dejan's article on the splinter in Jack Wilson's behind. Interestingly enough, on his Insider blog---subscription required---Neyer implies that Wilson shouldn't have been benched:
[Jose] Castillo's no better with the bat than Wilson. [Brian] Bixler's not been considered a strong defender, and his minor-league OBP entering this season was .356, so he's not exactly a future superstar.
Which isn't to say the Pirates can't do better than Jack Wilson. They can, and should. ... The problem with benching him, though, is that if the Pirates want to trade him, this doesn't help.
All valid arguments. But I'm not quite sure Rob understands why Jack's sitting down.
"Wilson's been benched because he made three or four mistakes against the Yankees in a game last weekend," claim...
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