Re: Last Night Could Not Have Been good for Softy
posted at 9/2/2011 1:15 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Last Night Could Not Have Been good for Softy
[QUOTE]Nice to see Ellbury first opposite field hr in his career. With Crawford and arbitration it will be nice to see near 30M and Aviles and Jackson in 2012 and this combo v Lee and hamels if it ends up those 2 in 2011 WS. CERA didnt work well tonight, so with passed ball scored WP, nice to see Varitek working hard for another backup catcher contract. FA Varitek
will have to fend off big FA offers for his production as backup catcher 40 years old. I liked, much better, the smart punch and judy cue shot to make Yankees pay for defense set-up. As wooden and pitiful as the old blind hog looked, other players should learn to employ this approach more often. Last night was quite good for Ortiz, which had to be overlooked with those pretending that Bellsbury is now better than Ortiz, this year. No Red Sox fan mania of desperation to sign Ortiz, but pleading to make a deal with Boras and Bellsbury. Note: AGon is the MVP, by far, no offense to Ortiz. Ellsbury is nothing more than hype for MVP, for a player that has less than 50 hR in his entire career and never more than 9 in a season before Agon. One opposite field homer in career isnt a sign of things to come, its a sign that career averages and quality of batters around is not value or team balance production worth paying Crawford 20M and Ellburys 2 years of overpaid arbitration. Popularity always brings out the vitriol if a popular player is criticisized, which is why Ortiz has always been fair game and is disrespected. Popularity is not based upon productivity and numbers.
Posted by S0ftl@w[/QUOTE]
You foolishly wanted Tek to retire. What a dummy.
Tek ties and then puts the one game Boston won out of reach.
He gets Beckett through a tough inning of missed location.
As for who is and who isn't cutting it:
AGONE: .856 OPS in 2nd half.
JAKE: .938 OPS in 2nd half.