Re: Game Thread 6: Red Sox at Blue Jays
posted at 4/7/2013 5:42 PM EDT
In response to softlaw2's comment:
I'll give you one thing Softy: at least when you debate, its about baseball most of the time.
Agree about Carp. I thought from the beginning that signing him was fishy. But when Drew comes back Iggy is going down, and when Ortiz gets back, Bradley is going down. Deal with it.
No, you were singing the praises of Carp, as an active roster member. Nice to see you admitted how stupid that was.
Drew's never been here, so he's not coming back. When he gets called up, Carp needs to be DFA and run through waievers and "premium guy" should find a premium bench seat. Iggy has been sensational on defense and excellent in his #9 hitter plate work. I can't think of a bigger mistake than ruining the team's run by putting in a career veteran loser like S. Drew with his bad wheel. He will embarrass himself in the field and tax the pitching staff, and his plate work will be fair to poor.
As for Ortiz, you need to deal with the fact that Nava has an option and Gomes is an embarrassment in the OF who doesn't provide overall plate work that is good enough to be an everyday player; and Nava has an option and Ortiz is a likely quick breakdown even if does get off the shelf.
Incompetence will be failing to run Carp through waivers, now, and not using Nava's option to wait out the likely washed up Ortiz who is likely not capable of a sustained season upper tier plate production.
Carp stinks: we both agree on that. If you think I was "singing his praises" show me the post that proves it. Hint: you won't be able to find it because it doesn't exist. I thought that signing Carp who, I believe was cut by the Mariners of all teams, was a waste of a roster spot. He will easily pass through waivers and should be DFA'd. That leaves Nava as our backup 1B. That fact, along with the fact that he is an adequate backup OF, means that Ortiz's return means the end of Bradley for at least 20 days. As Breidey told you, Gomes is FAR superior to Bradley offensively right now, and Gomes is going nowhere. We both know that. We also both know that when Drew returns to the team (yes, he HAS been on the team and in fact, still is), Iggy will be going down to prove that he can hit the baseball over at least 250 PAs. His current successful sample size is too small to be reliable. If he can do it consistently then I would be delighted to have him up in the majors as he is far superior to Drew defensively. Feel free to express your opinion about this, but your opinion in this case does not reflect the scenario that is most likely to happen.