"Going on the last four years, nothing makes any sense," he said. "My understanding is we needed a left-handed bat in the lineup and I was the odd man out. Does that make any sense? We'll see what happens the next couple of days."Hall should probably research his usurper a bit. For as much as statheads have crushed on Branyan over the years, he hasn't exactly been a job-stealer. He's been on eight teams over the course of his career, but he hasn't stuck around for 100 at bats on any of them since 2001. He'll crush the ball when he hits it, but he has a knack for wearing out his welcome quickly. I'm still not convinced that he can't be an important part of a winning team, but given the pressure on Yost, Branyan will be cut the first time he goes 0-5 and strikes out four times.
Wait, make that the second time.