John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

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    John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

    Other than being someone from the Boston area, why would they take him other than to spell Petey some time.

    Abraham even stated that he would be the back up infielder for the playoffs, assuming the Red Sox get there. 

    Why on earth would the Red Sox get him and play him ahead of let's say Xander Bogaerts?

    Again, in 61 at bats, he has 6 hits, and he's 38.

     

     
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    Re: John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

    Probably to feed your unsatiable thirst for these kinds of threads. Just a guess.




     

     
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    I guess the question would be, why on earth not?  It's not like he is taking a real roster spot.

     

     
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    Re: John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

    Because he's a good glove

     
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    In response to ADG's comment:

    Other than being someone from the Boston area, why would they take him other than to spell Petey some time.

    Abraham even stated that he would be the back up infielder for the playoffs, assuming the Red Sox get there. 

    Why on earth would the Red Sox get him and play him ahead of let's say Xander Bogaerts?

    Again, in 61 at bats, he has 6 hits, and he's 38.

     



    Slow day for you since there is little to complain about after this week.  We're talking about a utility infielder who may or may not be on the postseason roster.  Somehow you find a way.

    Did you complain about Pokey Reese in 2004?

     
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    Re: John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

    In response to nhsteven's comment:

    Because he's a good glove



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    Because he's a good glove

     

     

     

     

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    Re: John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

    the way they are playing right now they could get a 60 yr old slow ball pitcher from a beer league and i wouldnt care

    As always - 100% correct!

     

     
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    Sorry McDonald is nowhere near a good glove -- not even close.

    He's a great glove. I watched him a lot in spring training when he was coming up with the Indians and he was making plays like Omar Vizquel. At one point, he was the heir apparent but he never could hit enough or at least consistently.

    Even though he's a natural SS, he can play 2B so he can give Pedey some rest down the stretch.

    And he's a great clubhouse guy. I met him back with he was with the Indians and he'll fit in great with the new clubhouse culture of guys like Victorino and Gomes.

     

     
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    Re: John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

    ADG. you AREallowed to use other stats besides batting average to judge a player. You know that right??

    Lazy

    Some say a storm is coming, Some say the end is near.

    Some think it's all so hazy, I think it's all so clear.

    Some say they have the answers, some say they know the truth.

    Some people live in question, some people have no clue.

    If there was no tomorrow, if there was just today.

    would you make different choices? or would you stay the same?

     
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    Re: John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

    With Pawsox fighting for the post season at the same time Boston are a little b@nged up, Sox need an experience defender on the field for late innings or PH.  Why the world they need to bring up Bradley or a young kid that may not ever get an AB for the rest of the season??  So that is why getting a player like him to keep him on the bench and use him for emergency.

    Get it??

    By the time post season come, none of these late pick up guys will be on the post season!!!

     
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    In response to GoUconn13's comment:

    With Pawsox fighting for the post season at the same time Boston are a little b@nged up, Sox need an experience defender on the field for late innings or PH.  Why the world they need to bring up Bradley or a young kid that may not ever get an AB for the rest of the season??  So that is why getting a player like him to keep him on the bench and use him for emergency.

    Get it??

    By the time post season come, none of these late pick up guys will be on the post season!!!



    he was aquired to be a late innings middle infield defensive sub, that doesn't expect to play, he's just happy to be wearing a big league jersery. solid move...if he gets an at bat or two the rest of the way and goes ofer it's not a big deal...

     
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    Peter Gammons once asked HOF roberto Alomar who was the best SS he ever played with; Omar Viszquel or Cal Ripken Jr.   He answered John McDondald.

    Now before people respond to that with anger and smoke blowing out their ears keep in mind he was refering to the best SS, and not the best hitter.  If we judged ballplayers by their defense and NEVER by their offense McDonald would be a HOFer

    Now, before you go on rants about his lack of offense keep in mind he was not brought in here to hit.  McDonald is here to field, he will not be a starter.  If the Sox are up 6-3 in the 8th inning and the SS position in the lineup isn't due up for 7 at bats guess who comes in to play D?

    if the Sox are up 5-4 in the 9th and Xander Bogaerts just ended the inning in the bottom of the 8th and isn't due up again for another 9 at bats guess who comes in to play SS in the top of the 9th? that is why this guy was brought in.  So any attempt to bash this transaction using his offensive numbers is 99.9% futile. 

     
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    So any attempts to bash this transaction using his offensive numbers is 99.9% futile. 

    It's ADG.  He lives for the .001.

     
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    Too many only use stats that support their theories or beliefs.

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 

     
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    Re: John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

    Well, right now Middlebrooks is the back-up second baseman... so that's probably why.

     
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    "Probably to feed your unsatiable thirst for these kinds of threads. Just a guess."

    True that Kim....

    by the way, good to see you on the threads....you may want to look in on Pike, he's taking the health of the forum in his absence a little rough...

    If you gave ADG a new pair of sneakers he'd sniff them for signs of dog doo, it's just how his mind works. 

     

         
     
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    Re: John McDonald is batting .098 this year - Why on earth would the Red Sox get him?

    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:

    Too many only use stats that support their theories or beliefs.

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 



    Given the wealth of stats available, I can probably give you numerous reasons why Cabrera and Kershaw aren't any good.  The other 98% of the stats would cvertainly disagree, but there will always be something negative to find.

    If that is your sole objective.

     
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    Like most have stated ADG, Macdonald is a late inning defensive replacement. even at his age Id trust him more than Middy or Xander at 3b right now.

     
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    The guy we could have used was Young, picking up Macdonald makes no sense to me.

     
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    In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:

     

    "Probably to feed your unsatiable thirst for these kinds of threads. Just a guess."

    True that Kim....

    by the way, good to see you on the threads....you may want to look in on Pike, he's taking the health of the forum in his absence a little rough...

    If you gave ADG a new pair of sneakers he'd sniff them for signs of dog doo, it's just how his mind works. 

     

         



    You got that wrong again, Troll Spanker.   No one would give ADG a new pair of sneakers unless it already had dog doo on it.  He'd be prudent to check for signs of it.

     

     

     
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    The guy we could have used was Young, picking up Macdonald makes no sense to me.



    If you need someone with a glove, how does Young make sense?

     
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    In response to trouts' comment:

     

    The guy we could have used was Young, picking up Macdonald makes no sense to me.

     



    If you need someone with a glove, how does Young make sense?

     

    He's got a better glove than Middlebrooks and is a much better clutch hitter. When I watch Middlebrooks I see a guy who is late to virtually every line drive and has allowed too many ground ball doubles on balls he, at the very least, should have knocked down. I think as we face the tougher playoff teams and tougher pitching, run production is going to be critically important and I feel that Young would have provided that and there is little chance that Macdonald can. 


     
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