Re: JBJ Optioned Down
posted at 8/20/2014 8:32 AM EDT
In response to Flapjack07's comment:
In response to ThefourBs' comment:
In response to sycophant123's comment:
It has always been rather apparent that Bradley can't hit ML pitching well. He would be a good 4th outfielder type. It is what it is.
It'd be an absolute shame if a guy with his defensive skills can't find his swing at the ML level.
But, he's had a good amount of at bats this year and it doesn't look good.
Maybe there's a minor league hitting instructor somewhere that can help him.
I'd hate to see him relegated to a late inning defensive replacement.
I agree. The good news, if there is any, is that (at least in my opinion) his defense is so good he should only need to make modest improvement with the bat to be worth a starting job in MLB. We don't need him to hit .290... if he can hit .230 with a .300 OBP plus GG defense, that would be good enough for me. I felt the same way about Iglesias when there were questions about whether he would ever hit enough to be a starter in the major leagues.
I still don't see JBJ as one of the main problems this season...if there was a stronger lineup around him, his struggles would have been a lot easier to stomach. But as it is, I'm still holding out hope.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
Yup,with JBJs defense, .230-.240 would be plenty.
As for last night's game.
I'm more interested in what the young players can do than whether they win.
The Sox need to find out if Betts can contribute at center, if JBJ doesn't pan out or is traded.