Re: Nava: Very little love, respect, or recognition for an absolutely stunning All-Star 1/4 season start?
posted at 5/19/2013 10:54 PM EDT
In response to softlaw2's comment:
I meant to say when you wanted Papi sent to AAA and then later argued aginst my position of platooning Papi. My bad.
When I was arguing with softy about not sending Papi down to AAA and then sitting him vs LHPs, he told me it was not about Papi's numbers vs LHPs, it was his numbers when a LH'd pitcher started. Well, here are such career numbers for Nava:
vs LH Starers .820 (Including 1.189 this year)
vs RH Starter .750 (Including .817 this year)
Nice try, stooge, let's make sure your moving goalposts is "v. all LH pitchers", and make sure you don't get the two backwards. Nava is a terrible defender. If they decide he's the 140 plus games per year starter, they will be making a mistake.
Stooge, I never said to "sit Ortiz v. LP". The dicussuion we had was about you saying he needed to be released, in the wake of Buster Olney saying a meeting was going to take place to discuss whether to realease Ortiz or not. I said that I expected him to be fine and turn it around, but if he didn't do so by the middle of June, they should do an injury minor league rehab.
I've noted you are running hard for this "stunning All-Star 1/4 season for Nava".
The point remains the same: you said the numbers vs LHPs is not important, but what is important are the numbers a player ends up when going against a LH starter. Now the goalpost are moved.
We never had a discussion about releasing Papi, because I never even came close to wanting him released. You invented that strawman over a year after a couple guys here went along with that idea. It wasn't me. I called you on it then. I called you out to find the quote. I found your quotes about sending Papi to AAA. You denied them. You lie and lie, and don't even flinch. It's a habit for you. It is natural.
Nava is not a terrible defender. Your blind spot is that you make an opinion and never allow for any player development or improvement, as if when a player improves, it makes your intial position wrong. It doesn't, but you are dead wrong now and have been for years now on so many issues, you have to resort to lies to try and cover up the pitiful streak.