Re: Injury-Prone Iggy?
posted at 3/1/2014 9:16 AM EST
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
In response to S5's comment:
Be warned that you travel down this path at your own peril. Anything defending Iggy will be met with a barrage of posts from the water-carriers for the FO talking about what a great trade it was, how the team needed this trade to win the WS, and making a case that Iggy really isn't that good anyway. None of which are true IMO.
My opinion is that by 2016 Iggy will be firmly entrenched and playing a GG SS for some team and RS fans will be saying, "Why don't WE ever get players like that??" or "It MUST have been a good trade because we won the WS three years ago."
Here's some truth for you, S5. I'm one of the guys who keeps taking shots at Iggy and I will continue to do so. Yes, I want him to fail, I admit it. And it's competitive spite, I admit that too. My GM, Cherington, bet against Iggy, basically, and I support Ben. It's bias and homerism, absolutely true.
All that said, there are some early warning signs on Iggy, you must admit...
That's fine if that works for you.
I don't want him to fail. Ii want him to succeed at the highest level, and not because it will give me the right to say, "I told you so" (well... not much anyway. ) I want him to succeed because people with his skills are good for baseball regardless of who they play for. I just don't want his (Iggy's) success to lead to the Y's being a better team than the Sox - and I have to trust the FO to not let that happen.
And I certainly agree that there are warning signs. Hell's bells, there were warning signs that Pedroia (and now JBJ) can't hit and warning signs that Bogarts won't be a good defensive SS, but you let these kids play through those signs. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't.
I just think that the Sox gave up too soon on a player with possibly the best defensive upside of any player in baseball right now. But hey, I could be wrong. Only time will tell.