Re: Jackie Bradley Will Make The Opening Day Roster
posted at 3/24/2013 8:00 PM EDT
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
In response to ADG's comment:
All of you forum experts were drilling me about JBJ making the team, etc. Well guess what boys? After today's game, his fate has been sealed. He will be the starting LF (or CF depending on Ellsbury's injury).
Keep calling me a Yankee fan (wrong again), but I called this one two weeks ago.
It's not us against you. It's a question of making a decision based on spring training stats. As a fan you really can't decipher anything from reading a ST box score. He may just be MLB ready, and if the staff thinks he is and that he can handle MLB pitching then maybe he will be in the lineup. I just don't think anyone can tell that better than the sox, me nor you.
I base my opinion on the odds of his experience, it doesn't mean I whole heartedly believe he isn't ready. I just recognize I'm not in a position to make that call. It also doesn't mean I'm not going to be rooting my butt of for the kid. JBJ is making a HUGE case for himself, I'll admit that. The only point i have and others have been making is of cannot tell just because a guy is hitting good in ST.
this post would make sense if ...
1) the same exact argument wasnt used against Will Middlebrooks to the send him back to AAA (so youk could keep his job - that proven to be embarrassingly wrong ...
2) that Larry Lucchino himself has said that the Sox have been too conservative in sending up younger players...case in point -
3) former Sox player AND GOLD GLOVE WINNER Josh Reddick said this past year that the Sox yo-yoing of him between the minors and the majors made it very difficult to find a groove and play with confidence
4) JB is the best player in Boston right now...and our signed outfielders and free agents are mostly underperforming decrepit old men...Vittorino is batting .150 and he should start over JB??? Really..
but yea Hugh, other than those points, youre exactly right about keeping JB in the minors