Re: On a brighter note...
posted at 6/13/2014 8:07 PM EDT
In response to GoUconn13's comment:
In response to dustcover's comment:
Who isn't absolutely delighted with the play of Brock Holt? If others on the team were playing up to his level, the Sox would be leading the league.
Naysayers may question the sample size or his endurance and label him a utility player, but there is no denying that he's been a rock of consistency since being inserted into the starting lineup on a daily basis.
G AB Ave. RBI OPS
32 131 .336 15 .839
I say put him at 3B batting first with Bogearts at SS batting second, juggle the outfield if necessary by platooning, but set the top of the everyday lineup and let the season play out.
No way that Bogarets should be batting second. That is why he is struggling. When he batted #5, he is above his offense stats.
Put him back to the #5 spot. Lineup should be: Holt, Pedrioa, Papi, Napoli, Bogarets, AJP, whoever play RF, Drew and JBJ
You make a very good point. And I certainly would go along with that lineup provided Farrell sticks to it for consistency on a day-to-day basis. The time for experimentation is over. Fill out the lineup card and make the commitment to the players and fans that this is the team that will represent the franchise, barring injuries, for the rest of the season.