posted at 7/28/2012 11:14 PM EDT
Funny how they play Ciriaco at DH and Aviles at SS.
Funny how Aviles has a 4.8 RF/9 this year.
Funny how Lugo had a 4.21, 3.70, and 4.04 RF/9 with the Sox and was lauded by softy for having "great range".
Funny how Aviles has just 12 errors in 99 games at SS for the Sox, and Julio had 42 in 268 games, but softy calls Mike "stone hands" and "statue".
Funny how Mike is one of the few Sox players who has a higher OPS Late & Close than otherwise this year, but softy whines about timely hitting.
Aviles .720 Late & Close (2Hrs & 6 RBIs) and .678 overall.
Ortiz .697 Late & Close (0 HRs & 2 RBIs) and 1.024 overall.
But, making a point about Papi's struggles in the clutch will bring down the racism wrath from the silly clown.
Funny how 51 RBIs from our SS (2nd in MLB) is ignored by many.
Funny how posters cry about our struggles vs LHPs, but ignore that out of all MLB SS's with 100+ PAs vs LHPs this year, Aviles places 1st in HRs with 5, 2nd in Slg% at .477, 2nd in RBIs with 14, and 3rd in OPS at .810. Mike actually rates 36th out of 191 of all MLB batters (all positions) vs LHPs with 5 Hrs and 60th out of 191 with 14 RBIs.
Funny how posters complain about our road struggles, but ignore the fact that Aviles has the most road HRs by a SS (6) and the 9th best away SS OPs at .702.
Funny how softy wanted HanRam last year and in 2010, but not a peep about that call these days.
I'll admit I wanted Iggy to be our starting SS this spring. I'll admit, I claimed Mike had limited range at SS, but he has proven me wrong this year. He has shown decent range, made some fantastic plays, and has done better than most MLB SS's on offense in almost all significant categories, except OBP where he rates 21st.