Re: Ben and Company totally wrong on Scutaro
posted at 10/29/2012 7:31 PM EDT
In response to georom4's comment:
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
youre the won making nonsense up...no one was thinking of aviles as a ss, or even knew who pedro c or middlebrooks were let alone as potential starters in 2012...scutaro was the hardest working player in 2011 with the biggest heart..and did darn well in 2010...to get rid of him to start a guy who never started as SS and who was traded a yr later obviously means it was a failed experiment...
Folks hindsight is 20/20 as we all know. Besides dumping salary the other eason was Scutaro was 35 and the 10 ranked SS in the AL. He11 many here hated him as the RS SS because he was a defensive liability.
He was replaced by a younger guy (Aviles) who it was thought was a better option. Then you also have the fact that with the team as constituted at the time he would not get a lot of playing time.
They had Youk at 3rd with Middleboorks right behind him.
They has Pedroia at 2nd and we all know he plays through everything.
They had Iggy coming along as well as Ciracio.
It also as stated allowed them to get Ross.
Yes the season worked out not as designed but going back wards and now saying it was a dumb move is just wrong.
So yes he was a great guy but circumstances were such that it was best for the team and himself to move him.
I'm always amazed by RS fans who say something was wrong a year later.
I'll tell you what was wrong and I said it at the time not signing Paps was wrong and I also said it would hurt them for at least 5 yrs. I also said making Bard and Aceves starters was wrong since it meant rebuilding their whole BP which was truly dumb.
No question Scutaro was a gamer. Big Heart. Much better than Mike Aviles. But if you think he would have made more than a tiny modicum of difference on last year's train wreck, you are insane.
Bottom line: you are on a witch hunt and there is no way Ben Cherrington can ever win in your eyes.
Ben hired your man Valentine, just like you wanted, to whip those chicken-boys into shape. No that that has turned out to be the ultimate FAIL, you dont mention it at all. Why? Because you wanted it too and it didn't work out.
You railed to the high heavens about the Fat Cats. Wouldn't shut up about it. So, Cherrington in a bold move, pushes Reset on the fat cat appraoch of latter day Theo, ships out your boy Beckett, and ... nary a peep from you on this being a good thing.
Yet, you are willing to harp incessantly on moving Marco Scutaro??
So, I know where you stand. But I also know that you are going to continue to be absolutely unreasonable with him because you have a very specific agenda. You ignore anything he does that, by your own standards, is good. And continue to blast everything that didn't quite work out well, even if it is hardly worth harping on. Marco Scutaro.