Quarter Marks

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    Quarter Marks

    Here's my take on the quarter of the season Sox grades:
    (I do not discount of add for injury. Some sample sizes are small)

    Catcher: .559 OPS but handling pitchers well. I don't blame them for most of the opponent's SBs.
    Salty: D
    VTek: D
     

    Firstbase: .943 and great fielding.
    AGon: A+

    Secondbase: .680 OPS but very good fielding.
    Pedey: D

    Thirdbase: .909 OPS and very good fielding.
    Youk: B+

    Shortstop: .653 OPS, but Jed is playing now.
    Jed: A-
    Scut: D

    Leftfield: .528 OPS, worse than our combined catchers!
    Craw: F+
    DMac: F
     
    Centerfield: .758 OPS
    Ells: A-

    Rightfield: .733 OPS
    Drew: C
    Cam: D

    Designated Hitter: .905 OPS, Papi off to a great start (LHPs and RHPs)
    Papi: A

    Starting pitchers (ordered by IP):
    57.2 Lester  A-         5-1  3.28  (1.249)
    57.1 Beckett A+      3-1  1.73  (0.924)
    52.2 Buchholtz B    4-3 3.42 (1.405)
    39.1 Lackey  F        2-5  8.01 (1.805)
    37.1 Dice-K  D+      3-3  5.30  (1.473)
    23.1 Wake C-          0-1  5.40  (1.371)
    23.0 Bard   C-         1-3  3.52  (1.000)
    18.2 Papelbon A     2-0 2.41 (1.071)
    17.1 Aceves A        1-0  2.60  (1.038)
    17.1 Albers A         0-1  1.56  (1.096)
    10.1 Wheeler F      0-0  11.32 (1.839)
    8.2 Jenks  F            1-2  9.35  (2.538)
    8.1 Oki (gone) C  1-0  4.32  (1.440)
    Atch, Hill, Douby, & Reyes: too small sample sizes

    Your thoughts?

     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from jimdavis. Show jimdavis's posts

    Re: Quarter Marks

    I think you are spot on.  I think CC's grade is on the uptick.  Pedey is showing signs, too.
     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from moonslav59. Show moonslav59's posts

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    I agree on CC as well as others now rated low.
     
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    pretty much agree across the board except Pedroia. With all his intangibles it is hard to go lower than a "c" with him. Defense, clubhouse, etc.
     
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    Yes Pedey is probably a C- and is trending up, same for CC as already mentioned.  It is hard to argue with the other grades though.
     
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    Re: Quarter Marks

    Moon, I know Jed is doing well but IMO, from what Ive seen his defense is somewhat less than stellar . Im not bashing the kid but It looks to me hes ok to his right but slow up the middle..for that Id give him a B.....Thoughts?
     
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    I don't think we've seen AGon's A+ game yet. 

    -Daf. 
     
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    pretty much agree across the board except Pedroia. With all his intangibles it is hard to go lower than a "c" with him. Defense, clubhouse, etc

    I could see a C-, but after 40/41 games his poor hitting from the 2 slot has been a drag on his great fielding.

    He is turning it around as we speak. I have full confidence he will be at B or above by October.


    Moon, I know Jed is doing well but IMO, from what Ive seen his defense is somewhat less than stellar . Im not bashing the kid but It looks to me hes ok to his right but slow up the middle..for that Id give him a B.....Thoughts?

    Yes, I agree. I was looking too much at offense at this position. Probably a B is more accurate.
     
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    I like the grades but I think our catchers are not that bad....Moon you are the king of stats, how do ours compare to others? I dont think were in the bottom 20% of the league at that position.

    Bard needs a D+ ...too many blown games

    BUT WHAT ABOUT OUR MANAGER??????????????????
    April - F
    May - A
    = C
     
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    F+ moonslav59?  An F+?  Is there such a thing?  Its and "F" and nothing more sir.
     
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    Oh an Youk gets an "A".  For someone who is struggling at the plate he sure is being productive, and his fielding has been stellar; continues to be the most underrated player on the team.
     
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    Wakefield, Lowrie, Ellsbury, Varitek and Crawford get an "A" in my book but only because their very being "AGGRAVATES ...with a capital A" the heck out of the Carnival Monkey, Soft One, Absurd Clown.

    Seriously though, I would give Crawford a "D+" rather than an "F+" simply for his 3 walk off winning hits and Pedroia deserves a "C" based on his defensive play and intangibles.
     
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    I like the grades but I think our catchers are not that bad....Moon you are the king of stats, how do ours compare to others? I dont think were in the bottom 20% of the league at that position.

    Bard needs a D+ ...too many blown games

    BUT WHAT ABOUT OUR MANAGER??????????????????
    April - F
    May - A
    = C

    I'd give Tito a C-

    As for the catcher grades: I tried to grade on the first 40-41 games. Even after Salty's big game, we are second to last in WAR at the catcher position.

    We were about 4th worst in catcher OPS 2 days ago.

    I know it's mostly the pitcher's fault for all the SBs, but we get no plus there.

    Wild pitches. Passed balls.

    I stick by the "F".

    (Only the Twins are worse, so 29/30=F.)
     
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    Going off of your assumptions...

    I'd bump Crawford to a D just because of the walkoffs.

    I'd bump Drew down to a D.

    I'd give Lowrie a B+, he's gone cold.

    Everyone else is spot on.
     
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    Undecided
     
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  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from moonslav59. Show moonslav59's posts

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    The front office gets a B+. 

    Securing Agon via trade before he hit the FA market was great. 
    I love the AGon deal and signing.

    They overpaid for CC but how could they possibly have anticipated his start.  
    It was a bad signing even if he was putting up 2010 numbers.

    They have their share of FA hits and misses like all FOs,

    Didn't you forget Jenks and Wheeler?
    Yes, the jury is still out and the season is still young, but...


    but they have consistently built a team that is makes and spends money, has an supportive fan base, produces prospects for replenishment (Pedroia, Bard, Ells, Pap, Lester, Buch) or tradebait for acquisitons (Agon, Schilling, etc).  This team is loaded, the only black ark is the inability to solve the catching situation.  

    We have pen woes and questionable 4/5 starters as we speak. That's assuming CC comes around.
     
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    Crawford F
    Tito F
    Theo D- just because he wasn't such a dim bulb not to trade for AGon

    No way can a payroll like this get much more than failure grades at the quarter. They are barely over .500. Doesn't mean the recent streak and trajectory isn't going the right way, it just means what it is. They stink in the first quarter. Let's see about the next 3 quarters.
     
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    Love the new positivity streak from our "newbee" clown.
     

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