Red Sox Best bench in a LONG Time

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    Red Sox Best bench in a LONG Time

    Right now their bench is the best it has been in a long time with guys that can play multiple positions.


    Betts, OF, 2nd and SS


    Holt ANYWHERE you put him although he has not caught or pitched YET


    Nava OF and first


    Craig OF, first, third and second


     


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    Talk about mining for a silver lining.

     
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    In response to Fletcherbrook's comment:
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    Talk about mining for a silver lining.

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    Explanation if you have any for your comment???

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    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
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    In response to Fletcherbrook's comment:
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    Talk about mining for a silver lining.

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    Explanation if you have any for your comment???

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 

     

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    I give you credit for finding the silver lining of the current 2014 sox. 

     
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    Best bench that JF doesn't have a clue how to use.

    JBJ and Nava should play ---JBJ as a defensive replacement  or be sent to AAA to learn how to hit and Nava in case someone gets hurt or in a mop up role.

     
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    In response to Fletcherbrook's comment:
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    Talk about mining for a silver lining.

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    My mother's maiden name was Fletcher but she was an optimist and cheerful.

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    Ahhhhhhhhh...I bet she wore a pink hat as well, right?

     
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    Well...I guess it really matters having a great bench when you're IN LAST PLACE!

    That's like saying for a fat girl she doesn't sweat much!

     

     
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    You mean versatile. You need a good Manager to play to their strengths.

     
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    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
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    Talk about mining for a silver lining.

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    Explanation if you have any for your comment???

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 

     

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    No. He doesn't have an explanation and sounds just like Bogie.

     
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    Best bench that JF doesn't have a clue how to use.

    JBJ and Nava should play ---JBJ as a defensive replacement  or be sent to AAA to learn how to hit and Nava in case someone gets hurt or in a mop up role.

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    Just by mentioning Farrell's name, the 'doesn't have a clue' is implied. 

     
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    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
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    Right now their bench is the best it has been in a long time with guys that can play multiple positions.

     

    Betts, OF, 2nd and SS

     

    Holt ANYWHERE you put him although he has not caught or pitched YET

     

    Nava OF and first

     

    Craig OF, first, third and second

     

     

     

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 

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    Craig should never play 3rd or 2nd.  He repeatedly injured his way out of anywhere but LF/RF/1B.  And even then, RF is a stretch...

     
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    Re: Red Sox Best bench in a LONG Time

    This post kind of reminds me of the stuff in the Pats forum where we get excitement about how "deep" the Pats are, when we all know that front line talent is a big key to the real prize. 

    That said if the Sox were going to do a fire sale, they got a fair amount in return. 

    I want to see what they do in the offseason, will keep an open mind

       
     
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    Re: Red Sox Best bench in a LONG Time

    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:


    Right now their bench is the best it has been in a long time with guys that can play multiple positions.


     


    Betts, OF, 2nd and SS


     


    Holt ANYWHERE you put him although he has not caught or pitched YET


     


    Nava OF and first


     


    Craig OF, first, third and second


     


     


     


    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 




    Sure, they have some versatile bench players that can do a lot of things, but how well?  In some of these cases they're playing a number of positions by default.  Betts is playing outfield because second base is blocked and they have to give him major league experience.  Holt is moving around because they are (were) desperate to have his bat in the lineup. Nava is playing a number of positions because he is a sub/platoon type player anyway.  Basically, it's Nava's job to play multiple positions to be useful to the team.  I don't know that much about Craig yet, but it seems like he's somewhat limited at all positions due to lack of mobility.  He's probably best suited to be a rotational DH/outfielder/first basemen. 


    I'm not implying that versatility is a bad thing.  In fact, it's a good thing because it gives the team more flexibility and keeps them better prepared for injuries and other contingencies.  At the same time, I don't think of this team as a unit in the more traditional baseball sense.  These final two months of the season is more like an audition so the organization can better gauge where they want to go next season and beyond.  It may be that some players will play elsewhere, so they are just showcasing them now for other suitors, and trying to work players into the lineup any way they can.  It's more like trial and error right now than a plan for constructing a team and lineup to get them into the playoffs, which isn't happening this season.  

     
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