Re: It's Official:
posted at 3/31/2013 11:57 PM EDT
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
JBJ should be the starting CF'er.
I knoiw, I know, in the interest of "team chemistry" we should configure a worse positioned team.
What do you base that on ? Ellsbury is a gold glove center fielder .
And Jeter won a GG recently, so what?
Bradley may be better , but how would you know ?
Because Ellsbury is not as good as many think he is, and Bradley is a tremendous CF'er on D. Defense in the minors transfers to the bigs much more than offense.
How many games have you seen JBJ play in center ?
Enough. And, enough bad breaks and wrong routes by Jacoby, not to mention a weak arm in the vast Fenway CF, to know for certain, JBJ is a better fielder. But, let's keep repeating our failed past. Let's put the wrong players in the wrong positions, because they have an award. Let's play the big contract guys where they want, so they won't pout. Let's play Buckner at first so "he can be on the field to experience the glory".
From all accounts , he has a better arm. But how can you say that his range or hands are better than Ellsbury's ?
I don't have to say it, every scout says it for me. Plus, I have seen him play quite a bit. I summer in Maine.
One minute you want Bradley sent back to AAA , then you want him displacing one of the recognized best center fielders in the game.
Come on! Stop the softy impersonation. I started a thread long ago saying I wanted Iggy and Bradley playing FT. I wanted Ellsbury traded before the season started. I want JBJ for the extra year of control as well. That's why I wanted him in AAA for 12 days- because I think more highly of him than some here, and I do not think we have much of a chance this year with or without JBJ. The two issues have nothing in common.
To install Bradley in center , and move Ellsbury. to left would be disruptive and demoralizing.
Yeah, playing the best players where they belong is very demoralizing. This is the defeatist attitude that has gotten where we are today. Pamper, pamper, pamper.
It makes no sense and will not be done.
I never said it would be done, but not because it makes no sense, but because Jacoby's ego is so fragile, he needs to be babied. If his ego is that fragile, why did we keep him here this year? If something that trivial will make him pout, then you think less of Jacoby than I do. Jacoby has played LF before- JBJ has not. JBJ is a fantastic fielding CF'er with excellent instincts, a much better arm, and is just plain better. I have no doubt.
Jackie made the team ( deservedly so ) for his hitting. You need to control your biases and try to be more sensible and objective.
Stop the lecturing. It is your bias on Ellsbury's fragility and a useless award that is coloring your and Ben's view.
The Sox best outfield configuration at present is Bradley in left , Ellsbury in center and Shane in right. That should be obvious to any sensible observer.
Yes, I am not sensible. Thanks for pointing it out, genius.