Re: Oh NO! You Dih- Ent!
posted at 6/7/2013 12:26 AM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
You don't know the "slow start" was concussion related. The Sox were not likely to play him, especially the way Iggy was doing, unless they thought he was 100% recovered.
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Because of his slow start due to his concussion, Drews numbers are low, for now. In the month of May he raised his BA and OBP by 100+pts. Like most guys, Drew can be streaky, but I still stand by my prediction of 280BA 340OBP and 750-800OPS...He has a 703 OPS right now and rising. I believe he will be wrong about that one as well. Hes already wrong about his solid, steady and all around smart defense.
Add a 2-4 night with a HR and a BB last night.
Why did Drew start slow the year he broke his ankle? He was 100% healthy then and still had a .713 OPS after 354 PAs.
Look, you may be right about Drew being able to regain pre-injury form, but there is certainly a chance that he may not.
I'm also tired of all the excuses for this guy. Yes, they may all be injury related, but if so, his proneness to injury is killing me.
Ummm..Yes I do. Due to the concussion he lost valuable AB's in ST. Because of the rules with the concussion DL, he was only allowed 5 rehab starts. About April 22nd he had the amount of AB's one would usually have at the end of ST. Coincidentally, thats when he started hitting. Go figure.
He had one major injury, the ankle, whick was one of those freak things. Then he got beaned in the head in ST. Most guys will miss a few games during the long season with minor strains and tweaks. Drew has missed a couple days. Bo big deal. I wouldnt call that a "proneness to injury.