Possible alternatives for more production from 1B

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    Re: Possible alternatives for more production from 1B

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    Bench Napoli???

    Why? And replace him with who?

     

     



    as much as some don't like napoli he's the best we have so we must deal with it. at worst, he continues to K (not a big deal) but still sees a ton of pitches and grinds out ABs. he consistently gets into deep counts and is a tough out. his power potential is huge, if he gets on a hot streak he can solely carry the team offensively with how well our starters have been.

     

     

    there are better 1Bmans than Naps but there are definitely much much worse options. Keep Carp in his bench role for now, maybe give him a few more games periodically to rest Naps a bit to be sure he is ready for october.

     

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    Agree 100%. People who like Carp and hate Napoli are only saying so because they see Napoli everyday.  If Carp played everday he'd be Napoli 2.0. So Napoli K's 33% of the time, Carp K's 30% of the time, he walks less and his defense is inferior to Napolis.

     

    Its not as if I'm trying to defend Napoli as a great player, I'm not.  It's just that the reality is, as you've said, there's really no other option right now.

    The only advantage Carp has over Napoli is he is much cheaper.....but that is of zero consequence now and makes for discussion of who should be the 1B in 2014.

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    Check the stats. Napoli K's more than 33% of the time.

     
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    Bench Napoli???

    Why? And replace him with who?

     

     

     



    as much as some don't like napoli he's the best we have so we must deal with it. at worst, he continues to K (not a big deal) but still sees a ton of pitches and grinds out ABs. he consistently gets into deep counts and is a tough out. his power potential is huge, if he gets on a hot streak he can solely carry the team offensively with how well our starters have been.

     

     

     

    there are better 1Bmans than Naps but there are definitely much much worse options. Keep Carp in his bench role for now, maybe give him a few more games periodically to rest Naps a bit to be sure he is ready for october.

     

     

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    Agree 100%. People who like Carp and hate Napoli are only saying so because they see Napoli everyday.  If Carp played everday he'd be Napoli 2.0. So Napoli K's 33% of the time, Carp K's 30% of the time, he walks less and his defense is inferior to Napolis.

     

     

    Its not as if I'm trying to defend Napoli as a great player, I'm not.  It's just that the reality is, as you've said, there's really no other option right now.

    The only advantage Carp has over Napoli is he is much cheaper.....but that is of zero consequence now and makes for discussion of who should be the 1B in 2014.

     

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    Check the stats. Napoli K's more than 33% of the time.

     

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    34.1% which was lower than that yesterday when I made the post.  Although lets be honest 33% and 34% are effectively evenly horrible. 

     
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    Re: Possible alternatives for more production from 1B

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    Gonzalez stunk with the Sox. Once he got here and realized how hard he had to hit the ball to RF he just started whinning like crazy. He doesn't have Papi's power and, in reality, Loney is having a better season than Gonzo particularly when you factor the $.

     

    Good ridance to Gonzo



    Really? look at his stats.  He was a good player when he was here a +6 WAR player in 2011

     

     
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    Bench Napoli???

    Why? And replace him with who?

     

    How about Jose Dariel Abreu?



    Peter Townsend. 

     

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    If we had another RHH who could absolutely smash, we could just throw Napoli in the #8 #9 hole and not even think twice about it.  Unfortanetlely we rely on him to be our RHH power threat.  If there is any positive it is his defense has been a thousand times better than advertised this year. 

    Perhaps WMB will emerge down the stretch as a RHH power threat.  He has power now, even when he was slumping this year he displayed power.  I'm not saying we can rely on him, but right now he might be more productive than Napoli. 

    If WMB continues to look better at the plate this go-around I would seriously consider switching him and Napoli in the order. 

     

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