Re: Iggy optioned
posted at 4/10/2013 10:11 AM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
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Wow! I totally believe in Farell and if he decided to hone Iggy's skills in Paw, I like that. I believe there is wiggle room to keep Drew for only a year. Somewone out there knows the details. I also believe JBJ shoul be sent down. He is our future. Lf can be rotated by Gomes, Nava, and even Carp if they keep him.
1) Iggy was not sent down to "hone" his skills. He was sent down, so Drew can try to earn his $9.5M.
2) Bradley is our future CF'er.
I know, the Sox desperately needing another quality lefthanded bat has nothing to do with it...As far as Drew's defense goes, why don't you google some Bob Melvin quotes regarding Drew's defense. Bob Melvin, you know the guy who actually managed him in Oakland & Arizona. Saying the Sox are playing Drew simply because of money is ignorant and whiny, especially when you consider all of the players they paid to play elsewhere.
exactly. Ive told a few here that we interviewed a couple people in the AZ organization that laughed at the defensive metrics concerning Drew and also praising him for his work and how he goes about his business. But what do they know, they only watch him every game. Nope, some fans here in boston look at a couple numbers and make their judgment on him...Brilliant.
The funny thing is that Ive been supporting Iggy all along and wanted him to start, but I understand the whole situation and why Drew was signed. I also know that hes a good ballplayer and will provide good defense and offense. I also understand that Iggy will be back.
I agree, Southpaw. I love what Iggy's done while here, but I think they are a better team with Drew, for now. They desperately need another lefty bat right now and Drew is capable of providing that bat.
He's going to get a bad rap for the simple fact that he is a "Drew." The ironic thing is that his nickname in AZ was "Dirt," because he played so hard and never wanted a day off. Maybe this can be re-visited when Ortiz comes back, but for now, in my opinion, it's clearly the right move.