Re: HOLT > ELLSBURY?
posted at 6/9/2014 9:03 AM EDT
In response to GoUconn13's comment:
In response to MadMc44's comment:
I know this is about Holt and he has been nothing short of incredible. He is an all purpose player.
This is just me but I would put Holt back at 3 B and move Xander to LF and let Xander be the Sox corner power bat in the OF. He's not Stanton but he will be Stanton in two years and we can see, though he's a very fine player, we are loaded with infielders and weak in the OF.
I would send Bradley to AAA to find his batting groove and use Size in CF and platoon Nava and Gomes in RF.
If that combo does not work--Betts has been playing CF the last few days. Bring him up with his .419 OBP and .300 BA and see what he can do in CF.
I have been a big Holt fan--perfect leadoff bat. I can see Holt and Betts batting 1-2 in front of Pedroia, Ortiz, Nap and Xander--now they are extending the order. AJ, Size and Drew
JBJ is so far a better CF defender than Sizemore or Nava or Bett. Farrell do not want to put a weak defender in CF cuz he is a better hitter than Bradley. Who know this defender would misplay few balls and give the opponent some extra runs. Last nite Boston only gave up 3 runs which that is what we wanted to see for the rest of the season.
Sizemore is not a fast player anymore. No way he can cover CF in nowsdays due of his past many injuries and surgeries. Nava is the guy I do not trust anymore. He can just continue to be a back up player!!
He will be DFA'd once Victorino returns. Wasn't last night an indication of what is going on in the OF?
Holt in LF, JBJ in CF and Victorino in RF once he returns, with Nava and Gomes backing up