That’s a huge percentage, because they sit in the middle of the order,” Manuel said. “It puts pressure on the complementary pieces in the order. When you don’t get that production there, and then the complementary pieces aren’t living up to the expectations you have for them, it makes it tough.

But you can get by if the middle performs. The order is set up for them to have the opportunity to produce. When that doesn’t happen, you’ve got to find other ways to get that production.

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Jerry Manuel when asked how much of the blame for the offensive struggle goes to Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran

Source: New York Post

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