Following last night's game, Kevin Long spoke to reporters about possibly switching things up with the team's approach at the plate. So this means instead of working walks and waiting for the big hit that has been hard to come by recently, they may try to bunt a little more and move runners from the base to base in order to create some offense. I can't say I agree with this that much.
While small ball does have it's place, that place is not here. Playing small ball involves giving up more outs to move runners along, so let me ask a question. When the team is at its worst offensively, is it really smart to be giving the other team outs? I personally don't think so, especially since the offense has been struggling quite a lot recently and you'd have to think they'll break out at any point.
Once again, it really depends on the situation, but if Nick Swisher or Robinson Cano comes up with runners on first and second and nobody out, there is no way I want them bunting. I don't know you could. I know that things are getting tough to watch and that it's only human nature to want to make big changes, but they just need to have faith that players will get healthy and start producing.