Re: HEREWE GO AGAIN.... Ws simply can't hit good pitching! Then again... we can't HIT PERIOD.
posted at 5/17/2014 10:32 AM EDT
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
It's more than just that. They also made the decision to ride on Clay's shoulder.
Going with a pitcher with the best record in BB and the best ERA in BB is not usually a discussion.
FROM WHEN? MAY OF 2013??
They also made the decision to not spend too much $ on the bull pen.
We have one guy with an ERA of 3.75 who had one bad appearance, and is at 0.00. We have 5 other guys whoe ERAs are under 3.00. Are you sure you didn't mean to say 'we spent too much on our BP'?
CORRECT. YOUR STATS ARE MISLEADING. ERA FOR RELIEVERS IS NOT A GOOD STAT. ANYWAYS, THEY ARE A QUALITY RELIEVER AWAY FROM SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT AND BEN DID NOT ALLOCATE ENOUGH MONEY TO THE PEN.
They also made the decision to downgrade the overall outfield offense. They also made the decision to live with a weaker left side of the defense.
Not much you can do there unless you want to overpay for Ellsbury.
And I didn't know you were such a fan of Stephen Drew.
YES, I HAVE BEEN FOR AWHILE. I DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST HIM THAT HIS BROTHER WAS GROSSLY OVERPAID
Boggy I get, but not as SS. JBJ I get too. But WMB isn't a kid coming into this year. He had a full year under his belt heading into Sept of LAST year and he was demoted to the bench. And the Sox made him a starter this year at the same time they were taking on risk from 2 other KEY positions.
I am not completely against Ben but I think he went too far to one side and needs to re-balance the team.
There seems to be a train of thought that moving Bogaerts when he only has a .708 would help. I'm not quite sure I understand why. A .708 3B with little experience at 3B is not helpful.
IT COULD HAVE AN EFFECT. FIRST, IT WOULD TAKE PRESSURE OFF OF HIM FOR HAVING TO PLAY A MUCH MORE DEMANDING POSITION. SECOND, IT COULD HAVE A POSITIVE RIPPLE EFFECT ON THE REST OF THE TEAM (EG BETTER D AT SS).