Re: I see that the
posted at 2/26/2013 1:59 AM EST
Bill, read the mailbag. Don't see where they had Iggy in a good light.
from the article:
Q: No longer sold that Jose Iglesias is the shorttop of the future. He is more likely the next Rey Ordonez. I say let Drew man the job until Xander Bogaerts is ready, because he is the SS of the future. Or until they convert Will Middlebrooks to 1B and Bogaerts to 3B, when Deven Marerro is ready at SS. Either way, Iglesias is not the answer. If he can't hit AAA pitching after 2 years, he's a lost cause.
I don't know that he's a lost cause. While comparing him to Ozzie Smith or Alan Trammell at the same age, as his defenders have done, simply does not work (Ozzie was in the majors after one minor league season, and Trammell hit .300 at age 22 in his third full season). And anyone who thinks being the next Rey Ordonez is a compliment was familiar with him only from Web Gems. He had a .600 OPS in the majors -- miserable, and yet better than Iglesias's in Triple A after two years. I suppose there's a glimmer of hope in the Omar Vizquel comps -- he had just a .598 OPS in Triple A. But the hunch here is he gets passed by Bogaerts, and with Deven Marrero getting a chance to advance quickly, it's now or never for Iglesias with the Red Sox.
^^^that seems to me like both the Reader and Finn are pooping on Iggys chances.
another exerpt from the article:
If Iglesias saves 50 runs over the course of a season, he will be the greatest defensive shortstop in the history of baseball, bar none. Brendan Ryan -- a decent comp for what Iglesias might ultimately become -- led the majors in Defensive Runs Saved by a shortstop last year ... with 27. Iglesias's sensational defense simply will not compensate for his wet noodle bat at this point. Give Drew a chance. If his ankle is right, he'll be capable at shortstop and an asset in the lineup.
^^^once again, he is still crapping all over Iggy. So IDK what article you read..... but you may want to re-read it..
so not only does the FO not think he is ready but pretty much all of the boston media, ESPN writers and most of the fans. He needs another year at AAA to prove he can hit. If he doesn't do that then he better learn how to man 2B and 3B because his future will be as a UIF..
He is about to be passed (if it hasnt happened already) by XB on the depth chart and Marrero isn't far behind. It is now or never for Iggy.