Re: Andre Ethier
posted at 6/1/2011 7:09 PM EDT
Why on earth would you want Ethier....another lefty hitter
on this squad ?? Not only are we lefty heavy already with
Ellsbury, A Gon, Crawford, Salty, Reddick, Sutton, and Drew
but we have a left field that a RH quality batter could play
pepper with ! This club needs some serious RH power bats
and to tell the truth, I think that Youk, despite his "cult"
Yoouuuk fan status, is gonna wear out his welcome if the
Sox fail to compete this year. We have a right field that's
380 ft. Even our lefties have trouble hitting it out...it's
sorta like the Mets ballpark. We need a guy like a David
Wright or a Jayson Werth...in fact, we should have taken
him rather than Crawford...but c'est la vie...it didn't fall
out that way. The White Sox beat us with good solid righty
hitting balanced with a couple of lefties like AJ and Pierre.
We need more than Youk. Cameron and Darnell are worthless
offensively, and Pedroia will never consistently hit the
deep ball, nor should we count on him to do it. He is first
and foremost a spray hitter. Ellsbury can't hit lefties and
neither will Crawford...so when the other clubs put their
lefty starters and clutch relievers against us...it's no contest.
Remember Chris Sale and Charlie Furbush. They shut us
down cold . There is a message there, and I don't understand
why the Sox insist on a lefty heavy lineup in a ballpark
that has a deep RF. Do like the Yankees...you tailor a team to
your park !!