Re: A closer Look at Iggy's 2012 MLB Season
posted at 10/29/2012 10:35 PM EDT
My guess is he will be the opening day SS, even if he doesn't hit that well in ST.
Now that's a peachy thought! Ciriaco made a clear and convincing case for the job last year, but many would like to continue the perseverant thinking / day dreaming about the mirage SS known as Iggy.
Clear and convincing? Did you bother to watch his play in September or notice his 3000+ PA minor league OBP was .299?
Dispite the FACT that he can't hit the broad side of a barn!!! Hitting doesn't matter for a SS in Boston???
I guess you don't care about his sub .300 OBP in over 3,000 PAs, instead, you fell for the mirage of a few dozen PAs earlier this year.
Yes, seriously! Thinking Ciriaco has clearly earned the FT SS job is a bigger joke than those of us who feel a fantastic fielding SS is the best option for a bridge season. Besides, Ciriaco will be the utility guy and have plenty of opportunity to oust Iggy from the job.
If you've been a fan of the Red Sox for longer than 5 years, you know very well just how important hitting is in this market. Sure! We all appreciate his overhyped defensive game, which is quite good, but if the kid can't hit, on a struggling team it's all over. He will be pummled in this media market. Boston will chew him up & spit him out!!!
Yes, SF just proved how important hitting is to winning a ring.
My hope is that Ben C. knows this very well, & won't make that foolish mistake. FOOLISH it surely would be. SAVE THE STATS PLEASE! To argue the case for the prospect of Iggy hitting his way out of a paper bag is fools play. Just stop while you're behind! Your stats mean nothing! Boston fans know what they can see with their own eyes, & won't be swayed with obsture stats! SAVE IT!
Iggy hitting .220 is better than most ML SSs hitting .250--.275.
Ciriaco will be our starting SS unless we make a big move, which isn't likely!
Wanna bet? I'll give 2:1 odds Ciriaco does not start most of our games at SS unless Iggy gets hurt. (If we trade for a SS, all bets are off.)