Re: Houston has tied Sox 6/6 with 27 wins each
posted at 6/7/2014 4:09 PM EDT
In response to MadMc44's comment:
Depth chart. Have you heard of that Notin? They were walking Ortiz while deciding if Nap's finger was really a problem. I think that took 3 weeks. The night Victorino injured his hammy(most recently) it took a batter or two before someone brought it to JF's attention.
Is BenC going to make a move or allow the hitting fiasco in the OF to continue the rest of the season. There are changes he can make he lacks the courage to do it. Why is Hassan sitting on the bench when he should be DFA. How much longer will Drew be sitting on the bench? A $10 M signing that has befuddled JF who supposedly wanted him earlier. Sizemore is about the only OF they could get something for, that might be a Mid A prospect. JBJ should be patrolling CF in AAA until he learns to hit. Gomes, as I said earlier, is a PH and no protection for Ortiz--Tell me you would not prefer to have someone else as a back-up catcher---if Lester needs him what will he do next year when he signs in NY or Seattle--demand that his caddy is signed to catch him? I would prefer to see Vazquez who might actually make contact and throw out some runners.
As I said at the outset this organization is a joke and living in the past.
JF and BenC---Workman is not a starting pitcher--Ranaudo is, Webster is. So what will you do when Buch and Doubront have healed---keep RDLR, Ranaudo and Webster in AAA and go back to the same old same old??? Both JF and BC are reactionary. So we keep Mujica because BenC made a mistake signing him.
I haven't read anything to this thread that I consider an answer. Did BB crawl under a rock when Brady got hurt a couple of years ago? Next man up was his response. When Gronk went down --next---you better be ready somebody will be there to take their place. They aren't looking for excuses----Notin says wait until people heal? That's not a winners mentality.
Let's see what happens when Houston comes to town---who cares what happens---We are talking $44 M vs. $162 M--Springer--there's a prospect--11 HR's by a rookie in about a month. Let's hear a reply with some meat that we all can chew on.
Living in the past? All the way back to 2013? Apparently they have forgotten how imaptient their fans are.
Please tell me I don't have to explain why the Sox are keeping Mujica. Please tell me that, despite his first 2 months being frustrating, you now why after 60 years as a fan.
Depth chart? You're complaining about David Ross, who isn't even starting except when Lester pitches. What skillset do you expect from a backup catcher? Look around MLB, and you will find the good field/no hit model is not only common, it's the standard. Know why? Guess what you call a back up catcher who can hit? A starter. As for Ross next year, who cares? Like Lester, he is a free agent. You might think in 60 years, you would have noticed that teams not only keep a non-hitting backup catcher on the roster, but that actually usually keep another non-hitting catcher in AAA, in case they need to call up a backup catcher. If Ross got hurt, it wouldn't be Vazquez. It would be Dan Butler. The Sox won't let Vazquez rot on the bench 5 times a week. Vazquez isn't going to come up to be a backup catcher. If he comes up this year, it will be a starter.
As for the OF, the Sox can't do much until someone else is willing to make a deal. It's not like they can go down to the MLB Office and fill out an order form. I'd like to see an upgrade over Nava/Gomes, and have said so since last year. But if they didn't go after someone this offseason, when the choices were the long term mega deals or the short term gambles, that left very little. In my first "What Should We Do" post, I figured Carlos Beltran to be the best option, because he wouldn't be looking for some sort of 7 year $150mill team-crippling deal. The Sox avoided him, however.
Know why Hassan is on the bench? Because they need to do something about the OF, and until they get an external solution, they are trying the internal ones. All the available internal ones, except for some odd reason, Bryce Brentz.
And while I agree Workman is probably not a starter, I disagree about Webster. His stamina, even in the minors, was always pretty limited. As for Ranaudo, he is more of a DL candidate and his 1.25 straight seasons with no DL don't fool me. Honestly, he is their best trade bait when it comes down to giving up something that looks good and can get a worthwhile return, but will probably result in no loss for the Sox.
It is interesting you bring up Springer, a player the Sox never had a chance at so much as drafting, and has absolutely nothing to do with the Red Sox organization. So you said Hassan needed to be DFA'd after he had played in all of 2 games. George Springer went through all of April hitting .182 / .262 / .218 with 0 HRs and 19 strikeouts in 61 plate appearances. How many games would you have let him play before you DFA'd him?
Hopefully it would be a non-issue, as Springer (unlike Hassan) was a first round pick and an highly ranked prospect per BA. So was Bradley, who hit WAY better than Soringer in April (.244 / .310 / .353), yet you insist needs a demotion for offensive reasons. So can we both safely assume you would have insisted Springer be demoted before April was out, and negated his huge month? Why do you think you could handle the slow start from Springer, when you couldn't handle a better slow start from Bradley?
Or is it that you have a one month grace period for prospects, and if they fail in a month, they need to go back to AAA?