If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

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    If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

    Seriously, why isn't he DHing in Ortiz's absense? Is he a better option than:

    Ciriaco
    Sweeney
    Nava

    Can someone logically explain why? He had another 3 hits today.


     
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    Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

    because hes barely batted .200 the last month
     
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    The lineup would be better as follows and it would have some potential future:

    Ellsbury
    Pedroia
    Gonzalez
    Ross
    Middlebrooks
    Lavarnway
    Salty
    Linares
    Aviles
     
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    In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]The lineup would be better as follows and it would have some potential future: Ellsbury Pedroia Gonzalez Ross Middlebrooks Lavarnway Salty Linares Aviles
    Posted by ADG[/QUOTE]

    Im all for looking at 2013 at this point...With the pitching the way it is, theyre not going to win...Thats just reality...They should try and move Shop and bring up Lav...
     
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    Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

    After going 7 for his last 11 Lavarnway is now up to .265 for the month and over .300 overall.

    I'd still bring up Gomez though for the DH slot, if they were to bring up someone else.

    C'mon Salty. Now would be a good time for one more dinger!

     
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    they should be DHing pedroia and having ciriaco play second..... pedey just came back from injury, let him rest and only swing a bat *facepalm*
     
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    [QUOTE]they should be DHing pedroia and having ciriaco play second..... pedey just came back from injury, let him rest and only swing a bat *facepalm*
    Posted by mef429[/QUOTE]

    Ciriacao is proving why hes been a AAA player at age 26...
     
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    In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]After going 7 for his last 11 Lavarnway is now up to .265 for the month and over .300 overall. I'd still bring up Gomez though for the DH slot, if they were to bring up someone else. C'mon Salty. Now would be a good time for one more dinger!
    Posted by Boomerangsdotcom[/QUOTE]

    Salty has been laying off those bad pitches he used to swing at...Good eye to get that BB...
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up : Salty has been laying off those bad pitches he used to swing at...Good eye to get that BB...
    Posted by southpaw777[/QUOTE]
    Nathan wanted no part of him. The book said, "Salty will chase." But he didn't.

     
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    In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up : Nathan wanted no part of him. The book said, "Salty will chase." But he didn't.
    Posted by expitch[/QUOTE]

    Those days off seemed to refresh him...he only played in what 103 games last year? I expected him to get a bit tired...Good patience...The reason I cant and wont give up on him is because hes a smart ballplayer and a hard worker that shows improvement...He hasnt plateaued yet IMO...
     
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    In Response to If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]Seriously, why isn't he DHing in Ortiz's absense? Is he a better option than: Ciriaco Sweeney Nava Can someone logically explain why? He had another 3 hits today.
    Posted by ADG[/QUOTE]

    Great question 
    I wondering the same thing 
     
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    In Response to If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]Seriously, why isn't he DHing in Ortiz's absense? Is he a better option than: Ciriaco Sweeney Nava Can someone logically explain why? He had another 3 hits today.
    Posted by ADG[/QUOTE]

    It's a long season - the Sox have plenty of time.  Why bring up a better hitter?

    There is plenty of time!

    No need to rush.  Don't want to look like we are panicking - there is plenty of time!

    This game isn't that important - after September 15th?  That's when the games REALLY count.  Let's not rush it!

    It's a marathon not a sprint - we can't over react.  It's only July.  Haven't even played 100 games yet.

    There are still 64 games left!  Only 5 games down for the all important 2nd wild card position.  Plenty of time!
     
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    Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

    What ages were Fisk, Lynn, Rice, Rooster, Oglive, Cooper, and Boggs when they were called up?

    Just curious... I think just like the 100 pitch count a wrongful mind-set has set in throughout baseball to where you might mentally tarnish a kid if he comes up before 24.
     
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    Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

    Tek was 25 and really hit his stride around 27...Most catchers take longer to develop because theres much more to playing that position...Lavarnway started catching his sophmore year in college...So he got a late start...Hes a natural hitter, not so much catcher as many scouts have said...
     
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    In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]What ages were Fisk, Lynn, Rice, Rooster, Oglive, Cooper, and Boggs when they were called up? Just curious... I think just like the 100 pitch count a wrongful mind-set has set in throughout baseball to where you might mentally tarnish a kid if he comes up before 24.
    Posted by EnchiladaT[/QUOTE]

    75 red sox

    Rice 22
    Lynn 23
    Evans 23
    Cooper 25
    Burleson 24
    Fisk 27

    Even the role players:

    Carbo 27
    Rick Miller 27

    That's why I loved that team - so much youth on that squad.




     
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    In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]What ages were Fisk, Lynn, Rice, Rooster, Oglive, Cooper, and Boggs when they were called up? Just curious... I think just like the 100 pitch count a wrongful mind-set has set in throughout baseball to where you might mentally tarnish a kid if he comes up before 24.
    Posted by EnchiladaT[/QUOTE]

    Fisk started playing FT when he was 24...But your talking about a HOF catcher...Most dont start that early with a lot of success...In his 26 ans 27yr years he played a combined 131 games with 510 AB's...
     
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    Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

    Dwight Evans came up and played at age 20.  Started at age 21

    Rice age 22 as a full timer

    Lynn 23 full time

    Cooper 24 full time

    Burleson was 23 when he came up and played

    Free agency ruined this too.  Now teams refuse to take chances with young guys and sign Punto
     
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    In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up : Fisk started playing FT when he was 24...But your talking about a HOF catcher...Most dont start that early with a lot of success...In his 26 ans 27yr years he played a combined 131 games with 510 AB's...
    Posted by southpaw777[/QUOTE]


    I am not counting on Lav to be a HOF. All the more reason to have him up right now while Ortiz is on the DL. If he performs well then keep him up here and boot either Shoppach or Salty when Papi returns.
     
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    In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up : I am not counting on Lav to be a HOF. All the more reason to have him up right now while Ortiz is on the DL. If he performs well then keep him up here and boot either Shoppach or Salty when Papi returns.
    Posted by EnchiladaT[/QUOTE]

    They wont boot salty IMO...Im sure they will either sell off Shop or next year, depending on what they do with Papi, will decide Lav's future...I think a DH/ BU catcher is in the cards for him right now...Obviously things can change, but as of right now thats where it stands...Shop will be the one to go IMO...Unless they get wowed with an offer for Lav...
     
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    Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

    I don't see any reason to break up this great tandem of Salty-Shoppach, one of the few things that is working out for Sox this season. Both contributing to tonight's win. 
     
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    Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

    Again - he should be up while Ortiz os on the DL. That is what we are wondering.
     
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    Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up

    enchirito, and it would have been the correct move as he is a righty batter with power and he would have had some 8 or 9 starts to do something more than swing a tennis racket at flies like Ciriaco, Nava and others have done in the DH spot. 
     
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    In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]enchirito, and it would have been the correct move as he is a righty batter with power and he would have had some 8 or 9 starts to do something more than swing a tennis racket at flies like Ciriaco, Nava and others have done in the DH spot. 
    Posted by dannycater[/QUOTE]

    Gomez was killing AAA pitching, thus the call-up instead of Lav last time...This time Im not sure why they dont send ciriaco (or someone) back and bring up Lav or Gomez...
     
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    In Response to Re: If the Red Sox Need a DH, Why Isn't Lavarnway Up:
    [QUOTE]enchirito, and it would have been the correct move as he is a righty batter with power and he would have had some 8 or 9 starts to do something more than swing a tennis racket at flies like Ciriaco, Nava and others have done in the DH spot. 
    Posted by dannycater[/QUOTE]


    I don't get it. There seems to be a lack of brain power in the FO. Not a fan of Cherington, he should not have been given the job. He is like Theo's little brother.
     
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    Until the 'Godfather Lucchino' retires, we'll never have an independent thinking general manager.  He calls all the shots.  Period. 
     

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