Re: JETER TRAGEDY TOUR CONTINUES, HOW SOON BEFORE HE IS MOVED TO NINTH?
posted at 5/27/2011 2:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: JETER TRAGEDY TOUR CONTINUES, HOW SOON BEFORE HE IS MOVED TO NINTH?
[QUOTE]Gardner isn't anything special so it's hard justifying moving him out of the 9 hole, no?
Posted by SoxPatsCelts1988[/QUOTE]
thats my point i guess. he's BETTER right now than jeter! say what you want about our great tito or to the haters franCOMA., no way would jeter be leading off. tito is all about the winning not ego stoking. ask varitek who used to hit fifth or sixth regukarly, ask carl crawford. heck, ask pedy if he doesnt shape up in a few weeks as craw stays hot and improves his obp. its about putting your best players within a certain period of the PRESENT in the best positions for the TEAM to succeed. all this is great for sox fans to watch for the yanks are too prickly to make an obvious decision that clearly would benefit their team. gardner's numbers thus far are SUPERIOR to jeter across the board. plus he's a speed threat. even if he doesnt steal, he will iintimidate the pitchers more once he gets on base (which he does far better than jeter at this point).
yeah, as with the posada issue, of course sox fans will enjoy the day when it happens for it means our biggest rival is having chaos and risking turmoil behind the scenes and admittting the obvious. the admission would be we just got stuck with another deadweight cointract for another 2 years for a ninth hitter. means the medis will keep talking about it over and over and so forth. like it or not schadenfreude is part of being a FAN! high roaders be damn-ed!
glad to see sox have all the rhetorical and procedural systems in place where we routinely do these things without much alarm. tito would meet with the player, come up with some bs injury to give him a blow here and there (lol, i get cringy the way he says it) and then without batting an eye will look in the cameras as with lackey or ellsbury or craw or dice or with becketting being pitcher #4 in the past and say its the best thing for the player at this time and everyone is on the same page, it has absolutely nothing to do with performance just the way it worked out at this time. then when said player is ready to play after a game or 2, he would slide him at ninth (from first) and pre-emptively announce that its all about helping work on his mechanics from a different perspective and that we cant win without him leading off and when that time comes, he will be back to the old jeter or ellsbury. just a little tweak. once the game starts, it doesnt matter where anyone hits anyways. that would be that.
the fact that the yanks cant just do this without all the high drama just cracks me up at times. i forgot papi last year. in these parts papi is right up there as jeter. did tito not have him hitting seventh? did it end the world? are they still not close. you tito haters dont give him credit for anything. thats a big part of being a manger, managing PSYCHOLOGY! tito would have dropped him to ninth had papi not shaped up and we had better candidates for seventh. about the team not the EGOS.
y is jeter so special that when his hitting behavior stinks and is clearly hurting his team, he cant be dropped just like every other player? y is posada bigger? if mariano blows 6 saves in a row as his velocity +location tapers off, you just keep sending him out there as a closer as well? give me a break! its about the TEAM In the present!