In response to mef429's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to jidgef's comment:
Moon, I did leave for a long time during the second half of last year and the early stages of the post-season. Amp and I even discussed, off line, the fact that the board had deteriorated into a lot of childishness and arguments for arguments' sake. I don't have the time, patience nor inclination for that nonsense. I'm 65 years old, have been a baseball fan all my life, I know a little bit about the game and have probably forgotten more about baseball that what some of these rabble-rousers will ever know.
You and I have been on the same page with regard to Iggy since day one. I even included in my post yesterday that it was NOT a knock on Drew as he has exceeded my expectations. Nor was it a knock on Ben or Farrell, I merely said that Iggy's strong performance may have them questioning why they spent that $10mil. As you and most of the regulars on here know, I have no agenda beyond being a baseball fan and a Red Sox fan, and simply want them to put the best possible team on the field. And whatever that team is, I will cheer for unabashedly; I guess that is my agenda.
You don't have to defend yourself to me, or anyone else.
If Ben isn't second guessing about Iggy starting at SS this year, then that would be a shame.
hitting good through 20 ABs against pitchers getting their work in is vastly different than being able to consistently putt together good ABs. While it is encouraging, let's see if he can keep it up through march and into April before we get too far ahead of ourselves.
I'm not basing my opinon about Iggy a fraction of a percent on his recent 20 ABs. I'm not someone who makes jusgements on small sample sizes. I'd want Iggy as our starting SS now, even if he was 1-20 with 10 Ks.