Re: Farrell just lost another game for us
posted at 5/5/2013 8:38 AM EDT
In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:
If Ells wants to become a $17+ Million dollar man, he better start playing like it! He's gotta do a little bit more than steal bases. He simply is not contributing like a top tier player.
Before the whiner patrol starts in.... I had been thinking during the game that I didn't have a great deal of confidence when Ells came to the plate that he was going to MAKE something happen. Later, I was looking at Salty's stats, as I was irritated that he had not been pinch hit for on either of his last two plate appearances. It struck me that Salty and Ells sat together toward the bottom of the stat sheet.
I love Ells, but it's simply well past time he started playing like the player he wants to get a big contract for!
Jacoby Ellsbury* 28 122 19 34 6 3 1 12 10 16 11 .279 .333 .402 18
Saltalamacchia# 20 69 10 16 5 0 3 8 9 27 0 .232 .321 .435 7
actually, besides the SLG., Saltys numbers are better than last year, especially the OBP. Salty is what he is, and if you compare him to the other MLB catchers offensively, you'll be happy we have him. Most are pretty terrible at the plate.
Also, he already hit a double. No reason to take him out. some of you would totally lose a team with the way you suggest moves. Salty was very good late in games last year. No reason to PH for him.
Ellsbury is not going to come close to getting his 20M per deal. Sorry, but hes more like a 14-16M guy without the power. And now without a high BA and OBP, hes not even worth that.
They hit theball hard last night a number of times. Problem is, they went right at someone. Also, it seems the Kzone changed a bit for texas. just sayin.