Re: Ben, Admit you messed up and get rid of...
posted at 4/29/2013 8:00 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to georom4's comment:
Look, i started this Op because im tired of watching Drew stink it up....thats it - i have been pretty upbeat about this team's projections this year and as far as Ben goes, Drew was the only move I hated this year...look it up if you dont believe it...now last year was another story
so i am enjoying the season and i am looking forward to the road challenges (stay at .500 on the road) and it will be a good road trip....i said it before that this is the best team to root for since the 2007/2008 teams
i simply get agita looking at drewII over Iggy and PedroC...sorry
your timing is what I question, seeing that Drew has been an .800+ OPS hitter since April 22nd and has 5RBI the last 4 games with 4BB and 2 triples. Hes doing good and starting to get things going...Is that not good, or are you just hung up on the fact his last name is Drew?
what you and space have said is fair but once again sometimes i wonder if folks even bother reading opinions before judging...i was one of the few people on the board who didnt hate JD Drew...like Dice K i thought he was way overpaid but did well for a few seasons....my gripe is shortstop...where we gave up scutaro for Mortseson (sorry but marco deserved way better (and got it as a champion) after 2011 season/effort, and now have once again stunted the development of Iggy so that we can overpay this drewII....that gives me serious agita....now i also would rather have jackie B than Gomes in the outfield but Gomes isnt costing us 10 mil per year and outfield is not a critical as SS for defense...but other than that I am really liking farrell's tenure...so much better communicating than Valentine and so much more direct/firm than Francona - and his pitching insight obviously has affected clay/lester nicely...Shane has always been a johnny damon like player who goes all out - i hope his back holds up, napoli is a hitting machine (with or without a hip) and ross is a good backup
but the story thus far is the pitching - and if it holds up, we can seriously compete for a title....but all of you guys who pooh poohd conditioning for pitchers - take note of lackey...imo its not all about the surgery, its about the weight loss - it is so important as you age to lose that weight to make up for strength and quickness one loses after 30....the fact that lackey did all that conditoning while missing a year says a lot to me about his character - just like papi did last year...no more chicken runs, no more free rides - just play hard and win....the fun will always follow