Hey, Josh Reddick!

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    Hey, Josh Reddick!

    Mr. Reddick,

    You need to get to the video room to check out your hitting tapes to cure your recent slump and keep your right field position.

    Watching you for the last two weeks, it is clear that you are pulling your head off the ball too soon.  Looks like you are pressing for the long ball to right field.

    This is all part of a young hitter trying to do too much with every swing trying to hold onto his position in the field and in the lineup.

    Relax, young man.  Settle your head (really your eyes), see the ball longer and drive everything up the middle like you did when you first returned to the big leagues this year.  You will still get an occassional long ball (when you square it up and hit it hard with some lift), but you will get back to getting a couple of hits per game and cutting down the strikeouts and other easy outs you have been accumulating lately.

    Home runs are nice, but we really need you to just get a few singles every night at this stage of your career and at this stage of the season.


     
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       There is a reason, Josh Reddick, is Josh Reddick.
     
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    Reddick is hitting .304 in last 14 days. Lots of balls hit out to the warning track for out also. Do you look at the teeth of a gift horse?
     
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    He is still a young player, and he will make all the mistakes that are typical of inexperience. Today he played a single into a double, trying to make a spectacular catch in a one-run game. Pull up, kid!

    But yesterday he scored from first on a single (!) when Rios got lazy.

    If only I could be 24 again, yet knowing what I do today...
     
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      Let's not go overboard on Reddick, whose future with Sox at best will be as a platoon player or better yet a 4 OF who can play all three positions.
     
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    IMO, Reddick probably is a starter in mlb. He is not crunching mistake pitches right now like he did earlier but that happens to all hitters some. He's not going to hit .340 forever but if he hits .280 with 20 HR type pop he will give us essentially what Drew did, at about $68 mil less. He's an excellent defender and a decent hitter IMO going forward.
     
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    I did a search on Fred Lynn and can't find any time that Fred Lynn spent in the minor leagues. Rice spent four years in the minors. Any help here?
     
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    I did a search on Fred Lynn and can't find any time that Fred Lynn spent in the minor leagues. Rice spent four years in the minors. Any help here?
    Posted by Your-Echo

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=lynn--002fre
     
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    Lynn said he felt M.L. pitchers were easier to hit because they had better command. Go figure.
     
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    In Response to Hey, Josh Reddick!:
    Mr. Reddick, You need to get to the video room to check out your hitting tapes to cure your recent slump and keep your right field position. Watching you for the last two weeks, it is clear that you are pulling your head off the ball too soon.  Looks like you are pressing for the long ball to right field. This is all part of a young hitter trying to do too much with every swing trying to hold onto his position in the field and in the lineup. Relax, young man.  Settle your head (really your eyes), see the ball longer and drive everything up the middle like you did when you first returned to the big leagues this year.  You will still get an occassional long ball (when you square it up and hit it hard with some lift), but you will get back to getting a couple of hits per game and cutting down the strikeouts and other easy outs you have been accumulating lately. Home runs are nice, but we really need you to just get a few singles every night at this stage of your career and at this stage of the season.
    Posted by therimrattler

    Good point. To be a successful hitter in the major leagues, you have to make adjustments . Pitchers will always be looking for ways to get you out.
     
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    Both Reddick and Kalish should be Ellsbury's fielding replacement, which will be an improvement. Crawford is a permanent mortgage, but is Ellsbury's long term plate replacement, like it or not. Now that Theo has sat on his hands on Ellsbury and a long term young RH slugger, he'll be nuts not to go after Kemp and a long term extension and trade Ellsbury's 2 much cheaper years.
     
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    In Response to Re: Hey, Josh Reddick!:
    I did a search on Fred Lynn and can't find any time that Fred Lynn spent in the minor leagues. Rice spent four years in the minors. Any help here?
    Posted by Your-Echo


    Wasn't hard to find.

    Lynn was drafted by the Sox in 1973. Played 53 games that year for Double-A Bristol, batting .259 with 6 homers in 162 AB (53 games). He played 124 games (415 AB) in Pawtucket in 1974 with 19 2B, 2 3B, 21 HR, 68 RBI, .282 BA, .368 OBP and .857 OPS before being called up to Boston in September.
     
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    Reddick is hitting .304 in last 14 days. Lots of balls hit out to the warning track for out also. Do you look at the teeth of a gift horse?
    Posted by Your-Echo



    Never.
    But the nose is often a wallet saver!
     
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    Reddick has helped the team, let's put a positive spin on this.   He will do fine platooned in RF.   We should be discussing DMac.  He apparently is our RH bat.
     
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    IMO, Reddick probably is a starter in mlb. He is not crunching mistake pitches right now like he did earlier but that happens to all hitters some. He's not going to hit .340 forever but if he hits .280 with 20 HR type pop he will give us essentially what Drew did, at about $68 mil less. He's an excellent defender and a decent hitter IMO going forward.
    Posted by Boomerangsdotcom



    let's hope that reddick doesn't "give us" what nancy did.
    i'm hoping he'll be better than that.
     
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    In Response to Re: Hey, Josh Reddick!:
    Both Reddick and Kalish should be Ellsbury's fielding replacement, which will be an improvement. Crawford is a permanent mortgage, but is Ellsbury's long term plate replacement, like it or not. Now that Theo has sat on his hands on Ellsbury and a long term young RH slugger, he'll be nuts not to go after Kemp and a long term extension and trade Ellsbury's 2 much cheaper years.
    Posted by softylaw

    Do you know any OTHER songs ???
    This one's getting REAL old.
     
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    In Response to Re: Hey, Josh Reddick!:
    IMO, Reddick probably is a starter in mlb. He is not crunching mistake pitches right now like he did earlier but that happens to all hitters some. He's not going to hit .340 forever but if he hits .280 with 20 HR type pop he will give us essentially what Drew did, at about $68 mil less. He's an excellent defender and a decent hitter IMO going forward.
    Posted by Boomerangsdotcom
    Your speculation and comment are reasonable. We'll know more about Reddick after he gets, say, 600 PA's in Boston, perhaps in a platoon but maybe even against lefties if he holds his own. If he's the "solution" in RF, the club will smell at least a little like a rose.

     
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    Re: Hey, Josh Reddick!

     He seems to be taking 1st pitch fast balls right down the middle for called strikes (like Pedroia and Scutaro do!) and then struggling with out-of-the-zone, off speed breaking balls. Hitting from behind in the count is problematic for most batters but a good batting coach should be able to help him make the right adjustments. He's gotta stay positive and aggressive and the hits will come.
     
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    Re: Hey, Josh Reddick!

    Reddick has hit around 240 in over 700 AAA at bats.  To think he is going to hit over 300 in MLB is a tad ridiculous.  I am not putting him down, he has playeed very well.  But I don't think anyone expects him to hit over 300 for a full season.
     
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