Re: Depth Chart for 2012 as it stands now...
posted at 12/13/2011 8:55 AM EST
The U.S. refuses to adopt the metric system.
Softy refuses to adopt the "logic system".
He actually thinks a .020 disparity between an OPS vs LHPs and RHPs is significant enough to warrant a platoon, but when posters pointed out Papi and Drew's splits vs most LHPs, the silly clown brushed the numbers under the rug.
Here are the facts that silly clown wants to ignore...
Scutaro's career OPS is .727.
His OPS vs LHPs is .015 better than his overall OPS.
His OPS vs RHPs is just .005 below his overall OPS.
Since joining Boston, his overall OPS has been .744.
vs LHPs: .755 (+.011)
vs RHPs: .740 (-.004)
Sctuaro's OPS in since joining Boston:
Overall OPS: .744
Home: .749 (+.005)
Away: .739 (-.005)
Marco's career numbers in Fenway as a Red Sox and as an opponent:
.744 (+.017 above his career overall OPS)
Yes, Marco is slightly better in Fenway than away, and he is slightly better vs LHPs than RHPs, but if you compare him to other players in MLB or on the Sox, you will find the disparities are much much less.
One example: softy steadfastly refused to agree with the idea that JD Drew should be platooned vs most LHPs. Here are Drew's splits since coming to Boston:
Overall OPS: .824
vs LHPs: .719 (-.105)
Vs RHPs: .860 (+.036)
There's a massive disparity here, and more importantly, Drew's numbers vs LHPs are evn worse than Scutty's vs RHPs (Drew .719 vs Scutaro .722 career/.740 with the Sox).
Why wasn't softy screaming for a Drew platoon?
Answer: softy was for the Drew signing and had to defend that position no matter what the results showed.