Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II
posted at 5/29/2013 8:40 AM EDT
In response to ThefourBs's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
OK, maybe "many levels" was a poor choice of words, but there are a few aspects that I see as being wrong with the current picture (Drew at SS and the far superior SS at 3B). I get the reason that Drew never has played 3B. I'm not upset over the situation. I was more concerned about JBJ in LF and Ells in CF than this.
I just find it a bit odd that we may have 2 of the finest up the middle defenders in MLB (Iggy & JBJ), and when they get to play, we play them out of position.
I get the reasons why, but I don't agree.
You keep saying Iggy is "far superior", but I haven't seen any evidence to support that.
Drew's defense certainly isn't hurting the Sox any.
If it aint broke, don't fix it.
Especially if it's just to make one rookie player happy.
Iggy is isn't going to be a FT 3rd baseman, but doesn't having him get some experience at that position make him more valuable?
Drew has probably had his best defensive season so far. It's pretty hard for anyone to bash him defensively. Iggy is still unproven offensively, hes been hitting but hasn't exactly been knocking the cover off the ball. We also thought Middy was ready to take over for Youk last season until we got to see him play more.
Iggy has the rest of this season to sharpen his skills, then take over at SS.