Re: JBJ'S over .220, hitting 6th and finally over .300 OBP.. will it last?
posted at 7/12/2014 9:32 AM EDT
In response to craze4sox's comment:
In response to GoUconn13's comment:
first of all, Boston have projected him to be a bottom of the order hitter anyway. No big deal if he is batting 9th. Remember Brett Gardner first year with the Yankees, he was only hitting .228.
If Bradley is going to get better such as to start hitting around .270 average every year, I would be fine with that cuz I rather to have him in the CF defending the whole center field. So far he is doing a heck of a job as a defender.
He is not the problem for the team lately. There were others that gave alot of problems such as Sizemore, AJP, etc. Now they are all gone. Boston will continue to make more moves to make the team to be a better team in the second half.
I would not trade him yet. There is not much CF out there that can replace him. Dont start with Matt Kemp cuz he is an often injure proned player. If he ever get hurt, who will back him up. Cuz Bradley will be likely to be use in the trade bait to get Kemp.
The only player I have completely lost faith in that was in our current plan is Middy. The other lids like Bogy, Betts, JBJ, Vasquez and Holt should finish the year at the big league level. I would even bring in Marrero or Cecchini for some playing time and get rid of Drew. We should know in the off season who fits and who doesn't.
Drew is playing awesome at SS. He made alot of tough plays where Bogarets or whoever the other SS wouldnt not make these plays. Just like Bradley in CF.
Right now Boston are winning three games in a row....leave the team alone for now. Maybe they can make a trade to get a bat...but got to be a good one like Stanton, etc.
Middy is a good player, and he played alot last year as well he hit well last year. And also a year before that. This year he is struggling due to broken finger. And also strained his calf. I would wait and give him another one more full year next year to judge on whether to keep him at 3b or trade him. If Sox want to trade him now, they better get a better player in return. Maybe they can trade him to Texas for Angus. Both players need to change scenery.
Like I said, Ben C can just stay pact for now except maybe to trade Carp, Nava, Peavy. etc cuz they do not have a room for them anymore due other younger guys are doing better such as