• Jonathan

    Mike, your Tex bunting logic wasn’t your best work. You said he’ll do it once in a while but he better not make a habit out of it. You then used the logic that bunting once or twice won’t stop the shift….but if he made a habit of it, they’d have to change the shift or give up constant singles. The shift isn’t exactly an XBH stopper. It usually stops ground ball singles. So if you’re giving up constant singles with the bunts there’s no point in the shift. Either you let him get on at an extremely high rate or you play a modified shift that lets him get more hits than usual, but less than if you let him bunt for a base hit incessantly.