Do The Sox Really Need a RH Bat?

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    Do The Sox Really Need a RH Bat?

    Saw this note.

    Boston is 23-5 its last 28 games versus a left-handed starter.
     
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    I see no need to go out and trade for someone. I like our roster as it is. If one of our september callups is able to make the team, then so be it.
     
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    I have said this on every post ever brought up about getting a RH bat in the OF. If the guys playing are doing it such as they are why get a RH bat and give up prospects?

    Just could not see the logic when they are (current OF) is doing so well.
     
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    [QUOTE]I have said this on every post ever brought up about getting a RH bat in the OF. If the guys playing are doing it such as they are why get a RH bat and give up prospects? Just could not see the logic when they are (current OF) is doing so well.
    Posted by JimfromFlorida[/QUOTE]

    I agree.

    To be honest, I should have used a different title to the thread. I just wanted to point out the record 23-5 against LH starters in the last 28 games.
     
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    Best offense in MLb against LHP.

    But if you ask a certain poster, a RH bat is essential....and we need to trade a away a certain MVP caliber player for another certain MVP caliber player having a career year.

    j
     
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    THE SOX ABSOLUTELY NEED SOME RIGHTY POWER. YOUKILIS JUST
    WILL NOT GET IT DONE. HE IS NOT AN ATTACKING HITTER...HE
    LIKES TO LOOK PITCHES OVER , AND UMPIRES WILL RING HIM UP
    IN TIGHT GAMES FOR SPITE. HE ALLOWS GOOD PITCHERS TO GET
    AHEAD OF HIM IN COUNTS AND THEN MEEKLY K's OR GROUNDS
    OUT. BESIDES YOUK, WE HAVE MC DONALD, AVILES, SALTY, TEK
    AND THAT'S ABOUT IT. PRETTY MEDIOCRE. COMPARE THAT TO THE
    YANKEES WHO CAN PUT JETER, TEIXEIRA, JONES, NUNEZ, SWISHER,
    MARTIN, POSADA AND CERVELLI UP AS RIGHTIES VS LEFTIES.
    WE ARE OUTGUNNED THERE. YANKEE LEFTIES ARE NOT THAT
    BAD EITHER. TEX, GRANDERSON, GARDNER, CANO, SWISHER.
    IN THE LONG RUN, THE YANKS WILL END UP WINNING THE
    DIVISION BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOO MANY BATS. DONT FORGET..
    BOSTON FANS....A ROD IS NOT PLAYING AND THE YANKS ARE
    STILL WINNING. WHEN HE GETS BACK, THE LINEUP BECOMES
    EVEN HARDER TO BEAT AND THEIR PITCHING IS EQUAL OR DEEPER
    THAN THAT OF THE RED SOX. YES..WE HAVE BECKETT AND LESTER,
    BUT TONITE, SATURDAY, JOSH IS GETTING HAMMERED JUST LIKE
    CC WAS ON FRIDAY. THEY HAVE NOVA, HUGHES , COLON, GARCIA
    WE HAVE WAKE , MILLER, LESTER, AND BEDARD. EDGE TO YANKS.
    NOVA HAS A BETTER RECORD THAN LESTER, BY THE WAY.
    NOW LET ME SAY, I AM NOT A YANKEE FAN BY ANY MEANS, BUT I
    AM A REALIST. YES, THE SOX ARE GOOD, BUT THE YANKS ARE
    DEEPER WITH MORE RIGHTY POWER AND THIS WILL TELL IN THE
    END.
     
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    You need one guy to break it up, so you don't end up with Drew, Crawford, Ortiz, Reddick, etc, in some combination for like 8th and 9th innings in the playoffs. Just so the lefty specialist can't come in for 2, maybe 3 guys in a row.  Need to make it hurts more than that I think. 

    But hey, I think it's Aviles - he can hit, and will be on the bench a lot.,
     
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    Maybe not need but could use a RHed bat in the post season. True, the Sox have a very good record against lefties day in and day out. But in a crucial series, say, the World Series, the club could face Lee and Hamels twice. Right now, Aviles is swinging a pretty good bat. McDonald has looked better lately. ( Will he be one the roster? )  This issue is not major, but it's also not unimportant. If Theo can land a RHed at a low cost, the move couldn't hurt.
     
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    OF problem v. Lhp has only been less of a problem because of Reddick's small sample.

    W/L record doesn't change the fact that what Ortiz and Pedroia and Youk and Reddick are currently slugging v. lhp does not change the fact that Reddick is not a likely playoff or long term solution to OF v. lhp. Cliff Lee is pretty good.

    Aviles and Mac are a total joke, short and long term. Reddick is not going to put up his current v. lhp stat line as the sample gets bigger.

    This Red Sox team is not impressive in pitching. To win it all will require big offense machine and strong pen. Pen appears capable with Papelbon, Bard and Aceves. Beckett, regardless of what seems, is not 2007 form. Lester isn't in his best form. After those two, it's quite poor. This is not Pedro Schilling and Lowe. This is not 2007 Beckett Schilling DiceK 2007 and Lester. This 2011 Beckett and Lester and a lot of flat hanging breakers and hard stuff.

    Short term, better hope Lee goes down and Phillies don't make WS.

    Long term, the OF Theo has constructed is embarrassing, with such a massive budget.

     
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    [QUOTE]OF problem v. Lhp has only been less of a problem because of Reddick's small sample. W/L record doesn't change the fact that what Ortiz and Pedroia and Youk and Reddick are currently slugging v. lhp does not change the fact that Reddick is not a likely playoff or long term solution to OF v. lhp. Cliff Lee is pretty good. Aviles and Mac are a total joke, short and long term. Reddick is not going to put up his current v. lhp stat line as the sample gets bigger. This Red Sox team is not impressive in pitching. To win it all will require big offense machine and strong pen. Pen appears capable with Papelbon, Bard and Aceves. Beckett, regardless of what seems, is not 2007 form. Lester isn't in his best form. After those two, it's quite poor. This is not Pedro Schilling and Lowe. This is not 2007 Beckett Schilling DiceK 2007 and Lester. This 2011 Beckett and Lester and a lot of flat hanging breakers and hard stuff. Short term, better hope Lee goes down and Phillies don't make WS. Long term, the OF Theo has constructed is embarrassing, with such a massive budget.
    Posted by softylaw[/QUOTE]

    Care to back this statement up?
     
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    If the Red Sox can pick up Jason Bay via waivers, should they do it? Although he's been an overall disappointment in Queens, he's posting a .317 AVG, .441 OBA, .941 OPS in 82 at-bats against lefthanded pitchers. It seems like everyone stops hitting homeruns when they play for the Mets, so I'd expect the power numbers to increase in a return to Boston. Bay is signed through 2013 at $16 million a year, which would make him a very expensive platoon option. If the Mets would agree to absorb at least 1/2 of his remaining salary, I'd consider adding him as a righthanded complement to Crawford in LF, frequent late inning PH, and occassional DH.
     
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    [QUOTE]OF problem v. Lhp has only been less of a problem because of Reddick's small sample. W/L record doesn't change the fact that what Ortiz and Pedroia and Youk and Reddick are currently slugging v. lhp does not change the fact that Reddick is not a likely playoff or long term solution to OF v. lhp. Cliff Lee is pretty good. Aviles and Mac are a total joke, short and long term. Reddick is not going to put up his current v. lhp stat line as the sample gets bigger. This Red Sox team is not impressive in pitching. To win it all will require big offense machine and strong pen. Pen appears capable with Papelbon, Bard and Aceves. Beckett, regardless of what seems, is not 2007 form. Lester isn't in his best form. After those two, it's quite poor. This is not Pedro Schilling and Lowe.This is not 2007 Beckett Schilling DiceK 2007 and Lester. This 2011 Beckett and Lester and a lot of flat hanging breakers and hard stuff. Short term, better hope Lee goes down and Phillies don't make WS. Long term, the OF Theo has constructed is embarrassing, with such a massive budget.
    Posted by softylaw[/QUOTE]

    Lowe was not impressive during the 2004 season. Pedro was past his prime, although still very good. They came through in the post-season, but the regular season did not show anyone to be top caliber except Schilling. In 2007, Beckett was far and away the best regular season pitcher. Dice-K was ok but not great. Lester was not a big factor during the regular season.

    You are trying to predict the post-season based on the regular season, but the examples you give would never have been predicted as they actually turned out. You predict based on present performance of a select few. How do we know what Bedard's contributions could turn out to be in the post-season? Or Lackey? The Sox can win it all with what they have, and I hope they do.
     
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    Care to back this statement up?

    Take a look at where the Red Sox rank in the AL ERA. Care to claim that the Red Sox starting pitching is impressive?
     
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    [QUOTE]If the Red Sox can pick up Jason Bay via waivers, should they do it? Although he's been an overall disappointment in Queens, he's posting a .317 AVG, .441 OBA, .941 OPS in 82 at-bats against lefthanded pitchers. It seems like everyone stops hitting homeruns when they play for the Mets, so I'd expect the power numbers to increase in a return to Boston. Bay is signed through 2013 at $16 million a year, which would make him a very expensive platoon option. If the Mets would agree to absorb at least 1/2 of his remaining salary, I'd consider adding him as a righthanded complement to Crawford in LF, frequent late inning PH, and occassional DH.
    Posted by davidap[/QUOTE]
    If the Red Sox made the successful waiver claim on Jason Bay, wouldn't the Mets just consider letting Bay (and the $39 million left on his contract) go to the Sox without player compensation?
     
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    [QUOTE]Care to back this statement up? Take a look at where the Red Sox rank in the AL ERA. Care to claim that the Red Sox starting pitching is impressive?
    Posted by softylaw[/QUOTE]

    Where the team ranks in pitching is distorted by park factor. On the road, in all other venues, the team is ranked among the top 4 teams, and higher than the Angels when they are away from their home pitching venue.


    Fenway is the great perception distorter.

     
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    Starting pitching in Seattle didn't seem to distort a very unimpressive starting pitching staff.

    Varitek can hardly stand up.

    This team will have to slug big time to win it all. Unless Reddick keeps going v. lhp, unlikely, OF isn't going to slug v. LHP. Crawford, though better, looks pitiful.
     
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    I know it is super small sample sizes, but it is intersting that 2 of the 4 AL parks the Sox have higher ERAs than in Fenway are Seattle and Oakland. (The others are Texas and Toronto.)
    Highest park OPS against?
    1) Tex  1.183
    2) Sea    .781
    3) Oak    .739
    4) MN     .728
    5) Bos    .718

    Before today's game Sox hitters had a higher OPS than Fenway (.855) in just 3 parks:
    Totonto  1.001
    Seattle     .982
    NYY          .867

    Their worst parks?
    1) Philly  .585
    2) Tex     .609
    3) TB       .630
    4) Oak    .634  

    Again, some small sample sizes here.
     
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    The RedSox, since 2003 (their perceived juggernaut hitting teams) have hit .243 in Safeco before this weekend. Safeco affects hitting as it does pitching.

    Going by one series offers a limited window. Within it, I'd say Lackey would not have been pitching in the 6th inning had the game been held in Fenway. He didn't have much, but had enough in Safeco.

    Beckett was hit hard in the first. He has had issues with first innings this season. He was only throwing 92 MPH in the first frame (Felix was gunned at 95). Poor mechanics can result in compromised velocity. Josh would have been hit hard in any park. They were just teeing off on him. He shut them down the rest of the way.

    Wake had some shaky fielding behind him. That and the fact no calls went our way this entire series. But he pitched well enough to win in many cases.

    Despite losing Buch/Dice/Jenks/Hill, the RedSox still have enough pitching depth to compete with any other A.L. staff in any venue.
     
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    Wakefield has had bad luck in giving up 8 bombs in 6 games. Also has given up a Timmy slammy.
     
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    Pitchers who are around the plate will give up dingers.
    If the home runs were that detrimental, he wouldn't be nearing 200 wins.
     
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    Wakefield is one of the leaue leaders in homers per IP, along with a high ERA. Teamseems to be losing games in it's special to get Wakefield "been around to long" record.
     
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    I believe Texas has 3 lefties in their rotation. C.J. Wilson, Holland and the new kid Harrison. They are likely to face Texas , the Angels have a chance, or Detroit out of the Central. I think they match up better against the Tigers. 

    The Lineup, including Crawford, Ortiz, Ellsbury, Reddick or Drew. Crawford is an automatic out against Texas, so is Drew. Ells and Papi, and Reddick to a degree, have success against Lefties with a caveat. That being , they hit Lefties Fastballs. Not breaking balls, guess what , they won't see any fastballs in the strike zone.

    So do they need a RH bat? If you don't think so, watch the playoffs . If they get to the Series,  Hamels and Lee. Good luck. You will then see that the Emporer Crawford has no clothes, this guy is going to be seriously embarrassed.
     
    Theo has not had the heat put on him, about the Crawford signing, yet. If Crawford stinks up the place, and I predict , he will. Theo will be on the hot seat. can't wait for the spin to start.
     
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    no, the SOX have got jd crawford. don't worry, he'll carry the team down the stretch.
    that's why 'boy wonder' signed him for 140 million.
    that and his wonderful defense.
     
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    [QUOTE]no, the SOX have got jd crawford. don't worry, he'll carry the team down the stretch. that's why 'boy wonder' signed him for 140 million. that and his wonderful defense.
    Posted by -theyazzer-[/QUOTE]

    The way Crawford plays the monster, he makes Manny look like Tori Hunter. The guy appears to be about as bright as a 2 watt bulb. Can't figure the angles out, then when he gets his glove on the ball , he has that Dewey Evans arm, that being Mrs Dewey Evans. He's hitting a weak .257 , take out the bloops to left and the infield hits, and he's batting .150 at best.

    He can't lay off a lefties breaking ball in the dirt, Hellooooo Carl , guess what's coming. Dah a fastball down he middle?  No Carl guess again. A high fastball above the letters? Yes maybe Carl we know you like them, but not yet. Guess again Carl. I give up, what's coming next ? Yada yada yada.  Now wasn't that a scintillating conversation. I'd rather talk to a box of rocks. 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Do The Sox Really Need a RH Bat? : The way Crawford plays the monster, he makes Manny look like Tori Hunter. The guy appears to be about as bright as a 2 watt bulb. Can't figure the angles out, then when he gets his glove on the ball , he has that Dewey Evans arm, that being Mrs Dewey Evans. He's hitting a weak .257 , take out the bloops to left and the infield hits, and he's batting .150 at best. He can't lay off a lefties breaking ball in the dirt, Hellooooo Carl , guess what's coming. Dah a fastball down he middle?  No Carl guess again. A high fastball above the letters? Yes maybe Carl we know you like them, but not yet. Guess again Carl. I give up, what's coming next ? Yada yada yada.  Now wasn't that a scintillating conversation. I'd rather talk to a box of rocks. 
    Posted by aussiewill[/QUOTE]

    hey aussie,

    do you think that this crawford signing will be the one that finally gets ARROGANT THEO fired after so many bad, expensive FA signings?
    or am i just getting my hopes up?
     

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