Re: A Realistic Look at 2011: Part II
posted at 6/6/2011 2:43 AM EDT
This from the guy that was dead set against trading JD.
Drew isn't tradeable, it's call a write off, idiot. He's old and in the last year of his contract, and has more value on the roster.
I guess they never taught you the difference between the word "was" and "is". I wasn't talking about this year, bozo.
The guy who predicted Jed, Jake and Wake would get hurt and flounder this year, so they should have been dealt or cut.
This year has just started. No poster has said these players would get hurt and flounder, this year, except for Wakefield. Softlaw said that, if he took the ball every 5 days instead of every 5 weeks, in the rotation, Wastefield would break down. He will, except that Tito knows it and is already looking for ways to push him back. Lowrie's already missed time with "no reason" and "sore neck". It is true that Bellsbury and Lowrie should have traded for RH OF young talent, and Wastefield should be DFA. The poster who said that is correct. His ERA is over 6 since the last half of 2009.
6? It is barely over 5 and dropping fast.
The guy ho said Beckett was fat, washed up, lost the season for us with Lackey last year, and should have been let go (sell high).
No poster said Beckett was washed up.
Oh, that's right, you weren't here when softy posted it. Sorry.
He was fat and out of shape and he and Slackey not doing their jobs was, in fact, the reason the team didn't make the playoffs. Injury wasn't an excuse for these guys. Slackey could only be sold low, the minute the fool signed him. Beckett should not have been extended until the end of 2010, as his value was only going down or staying the same. I suppose making things up is what a depraved mind resorts to.
You should know all about that. I agree with you for once.
Wanted to keep Pedro (even with his shouler hanging together by a thread).
No poster I've read wanted to "keep Pedro" after his last contract ended,
So, you mean Theo "sold high"?
though he would have done a better job than Wastefield, even with the missed time. What I like about Pedro is he's a class act. Wastefield is arrogant and won't learn the language.
Praised Theo for rightly dumping Bay (sell high), but now acts like AGon was the only thing Theo got right.
Theo has gotten a few things right. I only know a few poster who said he's gotten it all wrong, and Softlaw wasn't one of them. Theo gets most of it wrong, but he has a nuclear bomb budget to keep fixing his many mistakes.
Still wants Miller over Wake, BHall over Jed, and Oki over anyone else.
I want Wally over Wastefield, Softlaw wanted Wakefield until 2010,
1) How do you know, you weren't even here.
2) softy wanted him gone after 2007...after 2008...after 2009 and after 2010.
which is also when I wanted the silly record chase to be forked in favor of improving the roster slot. Bill Hall would cost almost zilch and would be a good pick-up as a UIF'er, with Scutaro set to come off the DL and Iggy and Navy depth on the farm. Lowrie should be traded before his overall numbers drop back around his career averages. If he plays everyday through dogdays, assuming he makes it, they will keep falling. The entire baseball world now knows he's a butcher with no range at SS, but he should be sold higher as a 2nd bagger for some pipe dreaming GM.
Name the GM and the solid RH'd OF'er and we'll discuss it.
Oki, since coming off the DL in late 2010, has had almost solid outings every time out. He had a couple of bad ones, but that was it.
Ok, let's look at your new cherry-picked time frame: End of August 2010 to 2011:
16 appearances in 2010.
7 games were under an IP, so it makes it much easier to not let up an ER.
14 games with no ERs and 2 with 1 ER.
I guess you might call .2 IPwith a H and a BB good, or .1 IP and 1 H, or 1 IP and a H and a BB, or 1 IP and 2H, or 1.1 IP and a H and a BB, because none of his runners scored those times.
13.2 IP 2 ER 10 Hits 5 BBs (1.10 WHIP)
7 appearances in 2011"
5 with no ERs.
3 with less than one IP.
2 games with no ERs, he walked 2 batters, but none of his runners scored.
8.1 IP 4 ER 7 H 5 BB
23 appearances (4 games with an ER allowed/7 no runners scored, but not great appearances.)
22 IP 6 ER 17 H 10 BB (2.46 ERA) 1.23 WHIP
(your agreed best measurement for relievers)
Here's Wakes relief game logs in the same time frame:
(IP H ER BB)
2.0 1 0 0
2.0 3 0 0
2.0 2 0 0
2.1 3 0 0
1.0 2 1 0
2010 total from late August:
9.1 11H 1ER 0BB (0.96 ERA) 1.18 WHIP
9 relief appearances (2 under an inning)
4 with an ER or more let up.
1 with 0 ER but 3 Hits in 1.1 IP
13.1 IP 7 ER 12 H 3 BB
End of August to today in releif:
22.2 IP 8 ER 23H 3 BB (3.18 ERA) 1.15 WHIP
I see Wake with a lower WHIP, but Oki was better? OK, I get it.
..more goalpost moving ahead.
Oki should have been kept in a lower pen role, but with Wastefield squatting there wasn't a lot of room.
Newsflash: Wake was never the 12th man on the staff. If Oki stayed, someone else was worse than Wake, (had more options in some cases), and deserved to go.
Hill was already a horrible delivery break down hometown favorite, and the new guy will be hammered after a few more looks. Oki doesn't want to pitch for the Red Sox anymore, and neither does DiceK. And who could blame two core members of the 2007 division winning and title team. You and the rest have been hammering these fine good guys and talking about how great Wastefield and Varitik are. Very sad.
Sad how you lie and distort. I wanted Oki signed and returned this winter. I dared say he was not as good as in 2007 and 2008, and for that you labelled me a racist. I did not want him released recently. Despite what you have deludded yourself into believeing, I wanted Dice as out FT starter last year after a longer rehab in May. You have distorted my position on Dice-K so many times, I think you actually believe it now.
Wants a "defensive catcher" named Lavarnway. (On the floor laughing) instead of Tek.
Tek is a human passed ball. BA .226 OBP .301 SLG .345. To use your comments about Oki, Tek has been in a steady free fall for years. It's very sad to see an old favorite wash up, but the numbers are quite clear. Lavarnway can hit and is a smart young talent who can most certainly split time with Salty and provide average defensive catching duty. Salty is improving and Lavarnway can be the backup. Lavarnway has a strong young arm. Tek needs to be shelved. He's like those Jason movies, but even uglier.
Lavarnway has a barely average arm, moves slowly behind the plate, and has no ML experience calling pitches and calming down the staff when needed. He is not a good defensive catcher. Stick t the issue. You said you wanted a catcher who could play D, then named a below average fielding catcher you wanted.
thinks Lowrie is useless, but some team will give us a top catcher or RH'd OF'er for him.
I don't think any poster has said Lowrie was "useless". He's a butcher at SS and is weak v. RHP, but, with additional parts, most certainly come bring a solid young RH OF'er.
You keep saying this, but where are these offers. Give us a name like you foolishly did last year, when you said we could get a top catching prospect for him.
Thinks players do not ever get better after 26-27, unless they are not "good ole boys".
I think you are having mental problems. I don't think any poser has said that. I must note that you think VMart will decline at age 32, 33 and 34, as a hitter. Wrong on age 32. We'll see on age 33. Crawford has declined at age 29.
Based on 59 games? You said Ellsbury would not improve at all. He is 27 and having a career year.
Cling to Mauer ole clown. It's the last time you were even half right
I don't have to cling to anything, and Softlaw was 100% right on Mauer. You were 100% clueless, as usual.
I'm going to enjoy your clinging to Wastefield. There getting him ready to shut down the Yankees;)
I don't even like Wakefield; I have just been forced to defend him from your absurd attacks.