Re: Igelias to replace Ciriaco?
posted at 5/22/2013 4:24 PM EDT
In response to garyhow's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
In response to georom4's comment:
In response to softlaw2's comment:
When is S. Drew ready to start. He's currently a glorifed 10 million dollar UIF'er.
Look at the utility infielder splts for S. Drew:
BA .225 OBP .326 SLG .387 OPS .703
That 10 million is really paying off. Imagine what would have happened if they just went with the 2M UIF"er option, Iglesias, and put the 10M towards the starting pitcher budget. The Red Sox were terrible until S. Drew came off the DL.
You make too much sense Softy...we are supposed to blindly cheer for this guy and ignore his overall performance with 10 game selected samples....i know I for one am really grateful that this guy is a one year rental and i look forward to vehenmently voicing my support for ben's next risk-aversion signing next year for ss.....meawhile why havent we tried Iggy yet again?
Drew has an .850 OPS over his last 24 games. And 17 RBI in that stretch. His numbrrs only look bad if you include the 9 games immediately following his return from a concussion. The Sox went 6-3 in those 9 games, too. So his time to return to form did not exactly hold the team back.
History has also shown that when the Sox do NOT make a "risk aversion" signing, no one complains louder than georom. There is just no pleasing some people
Finally someone w/ some common sense. Drew should have been given some more time on rehab assignment after concussion, he wasn't ready. Drew has been very good in the mos. of May. RS have bigger issues than SS right now, a lead off hitter that can get on base, a healthy RF [not one who plays 6 games then sits out 3, healthy closer, consistency from Doubront, getting Middlebrooks going are all more pressing than SS right now.
He couldnt be given more time. When your on the concussion DL, once your cleared to play you can only have 5 games on a rehab assignment before you have to return.