I give Lav credit

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    I give Lav credit

    Lav doesn't have a hit yet but has hit the ball hard in at least three of his five AB's.  The credit I give him is for how he's playing overall defensively and handling Dempsters wild pitches so far tonight.  I have never seen Demp this wild "ever" so hopefully he settles down or we keep scoring.

     
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    Some may say part of a catcher's job is to "settle down" a wild pitcher.

     
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    And now he gets a hit and an RBI.

     
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    I'm glad he got the hit and rbi. 

     
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    In response to moonslav59's comment:

     

    Some may say part of a catcher's job is to "settle down" a wild pitcher.

     



    I didn't expect that out of you moon.  Lav has been to the mound quite often tonight, whether it be to stay on the same page or settle Demp down.  I know how hard it is for all the Salty fans who state Lavs defense can't hold a candle to him but give the kid credit. 

     

    Lav has blocked every wild pitch, stopped a runner from going to second on a throw to the plate by blocking another, executed a nice run down and now finally has his first hit after hitting the ball hard a few times. 

     
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    I hope he stays. He's MUCH improved over last year.

     
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    I hope he stays. He's MUCH improved over last year.




    Lav is under team control for some time so hopefully he gets a fair shot.  Lav is also as good or better at 25 defensively without Tek and Ross mentoring him.  Will he be better than Salty in the long run?  Who knows but I'm not going to bash the kids defense.

     
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    In response to stapleton's comment:

    Lav should give Dempter a quaalude.



    Mr. Doumit meet Mr. Lav :)

     
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    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    With Ross under contract for one more year, Lavarnway and Vazquez should be doing the catching by 2015, with one of them taking over for Salty not later than 2014, if not sooner.



    I agree, the catching position looks a lot better moving forward than it has in years.

     
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    In response to BurritoT-'s comment:

    Lav the forgotten man.... never heard much of him all Spring..... glad to have him here though!




    Sometimes I think the Red Sox front office is programming Lavarnway to fail so they can keep their "pet" Satalamacchia behind the dish.  They run Ryan up and down on the Pawtucket shuttle, then keep him glued to the bench until he gets stale from sitting and wonder why he isn't hitting.  To me I really am beginning to think they are afraid he might just do well enough to force his entry in the lineup......then what do they do?  They signed Ross for two years when one would have been enough and they insist Jarrod is the answer to their catching problems when most of us know he extends at-bats because he can't catch foul tips worth a da@n, has a scatter arm, does not call that great a game and in his third year with us still is a work in little progress behind the dish.  Just my opinion.

    Catch you all tomorrow.  I hope we can turn the hat trick then.

     

     
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    Some may say part of a catcher's job is to "settle down" a wild pitcher.

     



    I didn't expect that out of you moon.

     

    It wasn't meant as a slam on Lava. It was meant as a slam on those who bash Salty for the same. (Not you)

    I have always been a big Lava supporter, although I think his real calling will be as a DH after Papi retires.

     
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    Re: I give Lav credit

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    Lav the forgotten man.... never heard much of him all Spring..... glad to have him here though!

     




    Sometimes I think the Red Sox front office is programming Lavarnway to fail so they can keep their "pet" Satalamacchia behind the dish.  They run Ryan up and down on the Pawtucket shuttle, then keep him glued to the bench until he gets stale from sitting and wonder why he isn't hitting.  To me I really am beginning to think they are afraid he might just do well enough to force his entry in the lineup......then what do they do?  They signed Ross for two years when one would have been enough and they insist Jarrod is the answer to their catching problems when most of us know he extends at-bats because he can't catch foul tips worth a da@n, has a scatter arm, does not call that great a game and in his third year with us still is a work in little progress behind the dish.  Just my opinion.

     

    Catch you all tomorrow.  I hope we can turn the hat trick then.

     




    He was the starting catcher last September and couldn't do anything. Both times he started this year the pitchers got rocked. He is not helping his own case.

     
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    Re: I give Lav credit

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    Lav doesn't have a hit yet but has hit the ball hard in at least three of his five AB's.  The credit I give him is for how he's playing overall defensively and handling Dempsters wild pitches so far tonight.  I have never seen Demp this wild "ever" so hopefully he settles down or we keep scoring.

    The more that he plays, the more that you will see the "NEXT CARLTON FISK" !!!


     
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    Some may say part of a catcher's job is to "settle down" a wild pitcher.




    Had Saltalamacchia been back there, many would have blamed him for Dempster's perforamnce tonight...

     
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    Some may say part of a catcher's job is to "settle down" a wild pitcher.

     




    Had Saltalamacchia been back there, many would have blamed him for Dempster's perforamnce tonight...

     

    And Salty doesn't stop the in-the-dirt pitches !!!!


     
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    He's a far better catcher than Salty right now. I think he should stay and at least start against LH pitching and maybe pinch hit against leftys. I hope he stays. He's MUCH improved over last year.

     




    Lav is under team control for some time so hopefully he gets a fair shot.  Lav is also as good or better at 25 defensively without Tek and Ross mentoring him.  Will he be better than Salty in the long run?  Who knows but I'm not going to bash the kids defense.

     




     
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    In response to seabeachfred's comment:

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    Lav the forgotten man.... never heard much of him all Spring..... glad to have him here though!

     




    Sometimes I think the Red Sox front office is programming Lavarnway to fail so they can keep their "pet" Satalamacchia behind the dish.  They run Ryan up and down on the Pawtucket shuttle, then keep him glued to the bench until he gets stale from sitting and wonder why he isn't hitting.  To me I really am beginning to think they are afraid he might just do well enough to force his entry in the lineup......then what do they do?  They signed Ross for two years when one would have been enough and they insist Jarrod is the answer to their catching problems when most of us know he extends at-bats because he can't catch foul tips worth a da@n, has a scatter arm, does not call that great a game and in his third year with us still is a work in little progress behind the dish.  Just my opinion.

     

    Catch you all tomorrow.  I hope we can turn the hat trick then.

     




    Lavarnway did nothing, like Iggy, to prove he was ready last year. With catching, it takes longer to develop. They knew they had a gem in Vasquez, so I imagine they signed Ross for 2 years figuring Salty would walk, allowing Lavarnway to split time with Ross in 2014 and finally having Lavarnway and Vasquez by 2015, if not sooner. Sound like a plan?

     
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    Re: I give Lav credit

    In response to MrSpock's comment:

    In response to craze4sox's comment:

     

    Lav doesn't have a hit yet but has hit the ball hard in at least three of his five AB's.  The credit I give him is for how he's playing overall defensively and handling Dempsters wild pitches so far tonight.  I have never seen Demp this wild "ever" so hopefully he settles down or we keep scoring.

     




    Lav might be the number 1 catching candidate for 2014. Salty won't be back and Ross is the backup. Christian Vazquez still needs to develop offensively. He is ready now defensively.  

     




    Vasquez has made some huge improvements over the last year. Lower K rate, Higher BB rate. He was asked to work soley on offense this year and has improved greatly, per Rich Gedman. I have no worries that this kid will be ready no later than 2015, if not sooner. Hes going to make RSN very happy.

     
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    Re: I give Lav credit

    Lava w/ 2 RBI on the night& a big play at the plate. Not sure i'd blame the catcher for wild pitches when even Demp himself said he had nothing going in last night and lacked control. That DP by Pedroia & Lava was great to see. I just hope Pedroia, if in range of 1B or wherever Nap is, gets the go ahead on those pop-ups. I dont care whos ball it is, if in range the better fielder should get the shot at catching it. 

     

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