Middlebrooks? He's just a bad hitter

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    Middlebrooks? He's just a bad hitter

    Enough said. He can't hit.

     
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    He hits HR with his wife!!!

     
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    I was always concerned about his hacking and the fact he was like the anti-Youkilis; he's also not a very good 3B.

    I think the thing to do w/ him is to keep him in the minors for ALL of 2015.  He needs to work on his AB's (approach) AND he needs to learn to play 1B.  I want to put him first in line to take over for when Nap's contract is up.  He either wins that job or he's off the team (ie released or put in a package of some sort).  Not ready to give up on his RH Power just yet plus he's young and under control (and he's a good baserunner).  But that's my plan for him.  He's got until March 15th, 2016 to figure it out.

     
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    Can we also now say that this 'well talked about' power bat....has NO MORE POWER!!  When was the last time the kid even hit the ball hard?  He's gone....he's Bard.  Give him to Theo...

     
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    I wasn't impressed with him in 2012.

     
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    In response to Kingface12's comment:

    Can we also now say that this 'well talked about' power bat....has NO MORE POWER!!  When was the last time the kid even hit the ball hard?  He's gone....he's Bard.  Give him to Theo...




    I wonder if that fractured finger that put him on the DL is still affecting him.  I would have said the wrist he surgery on after his rookie year might still be an issue, but he did put up 17 homers in just over 1/2 a season last year, so that looks to have healed okay, at least from a power point of view.  But he did struggle with contact last year as well; maybe he's subconsciously changed something in his swing.

    He's not Bard; Bard was a 100% mental collapse.  Middlebrooks at least has had some physical issues.  But the lack of plate discipline and solid contact is alarming so there is a partial mental aspect to his woes as well.

    Problem is there isn't a whole lot out there at 3B to bring in, at least without spending $100M.  Holt is not the answer at 3rd; wonderful story but I have to wonder if he's this year's Daniel Nava.

     
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    In response to devildavid's comment:

    I wasn't impressed with him in 2012.




    Really?  You are either lying, or have ridiculously high expectations. 

    He hit .288, had an OBP of .325, SLG of .509 and an OPS of .835.  OPS+ was 121.  15 homers and 54 RBIs in 72 games.  Those are very healthy numbers for a rookie.  Negatives that season were he didn't walk much and struck out about once a game (that part hasn't changed).  Tell me you wouldn't take those numbers from any number of Sox players right now.

     
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    He is a lost cause. IMO.

     
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    In response to devildavid's comment:

    I wasn't impressed with him in 2012.




    Really?  You are either lying, or have ridiculously high expectations. 

    He hit .288, had an OBP of .325, SLG of .509 and an OPS of .835.  OPS+ was 121.  15 homers and 54 RBIs in 72 games.  Those are very healthy numbers for a rookie.  Negatives that season were he didn't walk much and struck out about once a game (that part hasn't changed).  Tell me you wouldn't take those numbers from any number of Sox players right now.



    Really. Those numbers were a fluke. Numbers don't always tell the whole story. I watched him play and was not impressed. 

     
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    He is a more polished version of Lavarnway.  Remember him?  We could do worse than Holt at third.

     
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    In response to chickenandboose's comment:

    He hits HR with his wife!!!



    Well, there's pills for that. No pills for putting the bat on the ball.

     
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    Its the CURSE of  Forrest, FORREST GUMP because of Jenny, JENNY DELL !!!!



    Give it a rest, creepo.

     
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    Middlebrooks should be the poster boy representing how watered down Major League baseball has become. It would even be far worse if the league could only use American-born players.

     
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    In response to Bill-806's comment:

    Its the CURSE of  Forrest, FORREST GUMP because of Jenny, JENNY DELL !!!!



    what the flip does this even mean????

    what is the "curse of Forrest gump"????

    FG dominated everything he did. 

    broke out of leg buckles and ran away from bad kids.  check.

    taught elvis dance moves.  check.

    high school football star.  check.

    college football all american.  check.

    felt up his high school sweetheart.  check.

    war hero.  check.

    punched out anti war hippie.  check.

    ping pong champeeen.  check.

    met president on multiple occasions.  check.

    created and ran a mulimillion dollar corporation.  check.

    ran across the country.  check.

    and back.  check.

    and back again.  check.

    had a respectful and intelligent son.  check.

     

    check yourself.

     

    other names i have posted under:  none

     

     
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    oh...and WMB is terrible.  he has the "canthitish" disease....

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    In response to Bill-806's comment:

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    In response to Bill-806's comment:

    Its the CURSE of  Forrest, FORREST GUMP because of Jenny, JENNY DELL !!!!



    what the flip does this even mean????

    what is the "curse of Forrest gump"????

    FG dominated everything he did. 

    broke out of leg buckles and ran away from bad kids.  check.

    taught elvis dance moves.  check.

    high school football star.  check.

    college football all american.  check.

    felt up his high school sweetheart.  check.

    war hero.  check.

    punched out anti war hippie.  check.

    ping pong champeeen.  check.

    met president on multiple occasions.  check.

    created and ran a mulimillion dollar corporation.  check.

    ran across the country.  check.

    and back.  check.

    and back again.  check.

    had a respectful and intelligent son.  check.

     

    check yourself.

     

    other names i have posted under:  none

     

    And he took care of his LT too .....   (name escapes me)




    LT. Daaaaan.

    so, what is the curse?????  or do you just spit hit(with an s in front) to rabble rouse?

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    In response to slasher9's comment:

    In response to Bill-806's comment:

    In response to slasher9's comment:

    In response to Bill-806's comment:

    Its the CURSE of  Forrest, FORREST GUMP because of Jenny, JENNY DELL !!!!



    what the flip does this even mean????

    what is the "curse of Forrest gump"????

    FG dominated everything he did. 

    broke out of leg buckles and ran away from bad kids.  check.

    taught elvis dance moves.  check.

    high school football star.  check.

    college football all american.  check.

    felt up his high school sweetheart.  check.

    war hero.  check.

    punched out anti war hippie.  check.

    ping pong champeeen.  check.

    met president on multiple occasions.  check.

    created and ran a mulimillion dollar corporation.  check.

    ran across the country.  check.

    and back.  check.

    and back again.  check.

    had a respectful and intelligent son.  check.

     

    check yourself.

     

    other names i have posted under:  none

     

    And he took care of his LT too .....   (name escapes me)




    LT. Daaaaan.

    so, what is the curse?????  or do you just spit hit(with an s in front) to rabble rouse?

    other names i have posted under:  none

     

    Yes, yes, right on with  L T  DANN.....  The curse is that Will is with Jenny, JENNY DELL....  Forrest, FORREST GUMPS gal was named Jenny too !!




    i realize the character name in the movie was jenny.  but what is the curse???  are you saying jenny dell going to die of aids like the movie character did?  what are you trying to say?????

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    Re: Middlebrooks? He's just a bad hitter

    I just don't know yet.  If Middlebrooks gets consistent reps the rest of the way and still can't put any hits together, that's very bad for his prospects.  I just have this feeling he might start swinging it better.

     
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    Re: Middlebrooks? He's just a bad hitter

    You're a more patient man than I. I'm calling him an official bust right now and am prepared to cut bait with him. The man is uncoachable, in the sense that no matter what is said to him or by whom, he simply is incapable of following the advice consistently. It's part laziness, partly a lack of baseball intelligence, and partly too many off field distractions. His power has always intrigued me, but unless you can guarantee he'll be facing terrible pitching for the rest of his career, he'll never be worth keeping in the line up. He's also a mediocre fielder which doesn't help matters. We've given him a fair shot because of one decent season, during which pitchers hadn't yet found the gaping holes in his swing. Now he's a sitting duck when facing any pitcher with any brains at all. Sadly, his time has come and gone. 

    In response to andrewmitch's comment:

    I was always concerned about his hacking and the fact he was like the anti-Youkilis; he's also not a very good 3B.

    I think the thing to do w/ him is to keep him in the minors for ALL of 2015.  He needs to work on his AB's (approach) AND he needs to learn to play 1B.  I want to put him first in line to take over for when Nap's contract is up.  He either wins that job or he's off the team (ie released or put in a package of some sort).  Not ready to give up on his RH Power just yet plus he's young and under control (and he's a good baserunner).  But that's my plan for him.  He's got until March 15th, 2016 to figure it out.




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