Re: Jonathan Herrera Gets Sent Down Because?
posted at 7/8/2014 5:22 AM EDT
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
[object HTMLDivElement]. Roy, Okay, but I do think you are kind of prone to go along with everything they do . I have no idea if Carp needed to be brought up immediately or DFAed. Maybe that was the case. I don't know. But if it was not, it makes no sense to bring him up when we are facing three games against lefties. You are not being showcased sitting on the bench. To pay Drew 10 mil for part time play over half a season is an incredible blunder, no matter how much you try to rationalize it. To me, rational decision making seemed to go out the window right after the corks were popped last fall , even before that if you consider our weak offer to Abreu. I think that is the reason for our current situation. Feel free to argue that everything was done right and our current plight is just due to some unforeseeable circumstances.
There's a difference -- a huge difference -- between going along with what they do and understanding why they did what they did. Just because I don't hop on board every irrational analysis of moves they have made or didn't make, it doesn't mean I agree with all their decisions.
In the Carp decision, if he was out of rehab time, it makes no sense to DFA him when having him or Herrera on the roster hardly is hardly any kind of make-or-break situation. It would be absolutely stupid to dump him when he can still be used in a trade.
I've been on record all year for not wanting Drew back, so I am at a loss at how you can twist that stance into going along with what they do. Please enlighten me. I would have given Holt a shot at the get-go because he was going to be the option in the short term while Drew was getting ready, and I would have looked for another trade option at 3B, leaving Bogaerts at SS to develop.
But some of you keep harping about playing the best players and in the middle of May when Middlebrooks got hurt, it was reasonable and rational to think a Bogaerts-Drew left side was better than a Holt-Bogaerts left side.'
I'm not going to get into it here, but as for the rest of what they did and didn't do in the offseason -- and I've been on record here agreeing with some and not agreeing with others -- just because you didn't agree with what they did, it doesn't mean there wasn't a rationale plan behind it.
But when creating a list of reasons on why the Sox are in their current state, I don't know how anyone an start a such a list w/o putting Pedroia's and Napoli's pathetic hitting w/RISP at the top. When your No. 3 and No. 5 hitters are that bad in such situations -- .200 or below, you're going to have major issues.