Re: As a HUGE JBJ fan, I must admit that it's getting close to that time?
posted at 4/12/2013 10:46 AM EDT
In response to snakeoil123's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
In response to BurritoT-'s comment:
I'd rather have him go down soon than have started him at Triple A to begin with. Without Ortiz the team needed to have JR up here.... also he can see for himslef how hard it is and that he needs more work. I would just as soon keep him up here playing everyday until Ortiz returns though, unless of course Oritiz isn't coming back soon to which case the team had better find a LF not named Gomes....
Good post, Burr.
Guys, lets not use revisionist history here.
Papi was hurt, JBJ had a great spring. It was an easy decision to start the year with the big club. Worst case scenario, he struggles, and we send him down once Papi returns.
Guess what: worst case scenario came to fruition, and we're alright. I would probably keep him up even after Papi returns if Nava wasnt so hot. Bradley didnt lose the job, as far as Im concerned, Nava won it. If Nava goes into a multi-month funk (like he's been prone to), we can and will call Bradley back up.
I think it is fine he started the year with the REd Sox, I think it would be fine if he stayed with the Red sox.
What isn't fine is judging everything by Spring Training games and thinking that success in ST translates into succes in the big leagues.
Yeah, but success in the big leagues doesnt translate to sucess in the big leagues. Take Barry Zito for example.
He proved during the spring that he was our best option. Of course this doesnt mean that we need to annoint him our LF of the present, and keep him up through the ups and downs.
However, just becasue the correlation between spring success and regular season success isnt 1:1 , doesnt mean that spring stats are completely useless.
Becasue of his spring, he deserved the right to start the season in Bos. Of course, Bos reserves the right to reasses if the hot spring doesnt carry into the season.
This doesnt mean though ,that the people saying keep him down get to say I told you so. Which was a point that Burrito nailed.