Originally written on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 9/14/12
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During his tenure in Philly, Charlie Manuel has been criticized for many things.  The worst, his bullpen management.  Since the team is not as strong as it has been over the past 5 seasons, his use of relievers has become a glaring problem.Exhibit A:With the Phillies winning 4-3 heading into the 8th inning, Manuel chooses to bring in Phillippe Aumont (Bastardo, Rosenberg, and Lindblom were already used).  It marked his 5th appearance in 5 days.  A gun only has so many bullets before it runs out of ammunition.  To the common fan, it was clear that Aumont was gassed from the get-go, and needed to be removed after the first batter he faced (shouldn't have been in the game to begin with!).  However, Manuel let him in to face 4 batters, 2 of which scored, and it could have easily been worse had Kratz not gunned one down trying to steal.  Then Manuel called up Jacob Diekman.  No offense to the young reliever, but he's just not any good.  Manuel had Justin DeFratus and Jeremey Horst that h...
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