Re: Gonzalez in Right Field tonight against Astros
posted at 7/2/2011 10:53 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Gonzalez in Right Field tonight against Astros
[QUOTE]Yes jete he has...Most fans (knowledgeable ones anyway) expected a drop off in his last year, but this is a monumental drop off..Nobody expected this from him
..Nor did they expect Cam and Dmac to bat a combined 220 when theuy both have great splits against lefties...Reddick, so far, is the shining star in all this..He WILL come back to earth as nobody can sustain a 440 BA, but it sure is good timing for the kid.
Posted by southpaw777[/QUOTE]
Yes, some, including me, certainly did, and faced a lot of backlash for it. For the record, I said 109 games might be a stretch for him, and expected little to no offense.
Anyway, the Sox got lucky once with Gonzalez in right field, and even though he had to only pick up one grounder, he and Ortiz offered absolutely nothing offensively. Doing it in a second game...I'm expecting a double down the line to turn into a triple due to Gonzalez lead feet, or a grounder or two to eat Ortiz alive that Gonzalez would make look natural. And against a bad team it's just simply not worth it. 2 players playing WAY out of position to the detriment of the team.
Also, what's with the hypocrisy going unnoticed with this move? For 2+ years I've heard run prevention, defense is so important...I've heard Drew's money justified because of the defense...but apparenlty that's all out the window now because they're doing something else. Hypocritical, two faced and very convenient.
The Sox have one of the best record in interleague play the past few years and players want to whine about it? What a joke. And fans freak out about a 9/12 game stretch? I saw this team rebound from 2-10 THIS SEASON, why the overreaction and out of position players now? It's a joke. Take your lumps when they come, don't scramble and make yourselves look dumb and hypocritical.