Here's a Ned quote from JSOnline:
"You just go with your plan," said Yost. "For me, I fight it because I want to play (the starters) every day. But I've got other guys that need to play, too, to stay sharp. So, you just do it.
"My plan was to get Jason (Kendall) through the opening series in Chicago, because he knew them so well (from playing there in 2007) and past opening day (in Milwaukee), then give him a break and let him roll again.
"With Counsell, I can give J.J. a day off once a week and Billy Hall) once a week and Rickie (Weeks) once a week, when it all starts flowing. You try to keep everybody well-rested. It's just picking the right times to do it."
The outright lie in the first paragraph (I want to play the starters everyday), is probably the part where I would have liked to punch him in the face. I guess I'm not surprised, but watching Counsell play 3 times per week isn't what I had in mind.