Re: Fox article labeling Theo "Boy Blunder"
posted at 9/20/2011 4:24 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Fox article labeling Theo "Boy Blunder"
[QUOTE]The Boston media are puppets for Theo and anything he's putting out. Zone ratings, suddenly became the rage, when he wanted to justify not signing JBay, and moving Cameroid to CF and Ells to LF. His signings of Lackey, DiceK and Crawful, were greeted as if he were Jesus returning to earth. That article points out that the Sox have ONE 200 inning pitcher developed under this regime. The last right handed hitter who hit 30-100 was Nomar, which was under the Duquette era. This group went after unlimited lefty hitters until last draft, when they signed Brentz. No legitimate power hitters developed at all. Ells is having a career year, and may be the best player developed by Theo's team . That remains to be seen. Youk was also a Duquette era signee. Theo has taken the lion's share for the 2004 and 2007 World Series. It follows that he should be held accountable for the failures, also.
Posted by tbrod[/QUOTE]
You sure pick your words carefully. There were 7 30-100 guys in the AL last year, and one was Papi. Don't give Theo credit for Papi though - he didn't draft him, only picked him off waivers for nothing.
Youk was never a 30-100 guy - he was 29-115 guy, but that makes him a failure.
Ellsbury has a shot, but he's left-handed so he doesn't count.
Lavarnway hit 32 HRs in the minors, but he's not a legitimate power hitter.
Buchholz has been hurt in each of his first two full years in mlb, so he is not a 200-inning guy.
Masterson is a 200 inning guy, but he was traded for V-Mart in a year when everybody was crying that we didn't have enough offense, so that doesn't count.
By the way, player development doesn't end the day a guy is drafted - it starts there.