Re: Red Sox Doing Great but Ben Cherington's 2013 FA signings?
posted at 6/6/2013 2:57 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Watch out BMav, myself and another poster got called "clueless" and were told to "wake up and small the coffee" for even suggesting the possibility of extending Drew a QO if his numbers resemble his 2010 year, which is a very good possibility. Hes at .749 OPS right now and I would bet it will be closer to, if not above .800 by years end.
The coffee has been brewing for weeks, and you still can't smell it.
Ive been wide awake all season. Unlike some here. I knew what kind of a player Drew was/is. few (mostly the numbers people) didnt believe me about his defense and it was much better than the numbers suggested. Too bad those people have a hard time admitting it without saying something negative as well. We'll see if they trade away what kept them in this thing, which is their depth, so they can "play for the future" and forget about the here and now. And, if hes still here by seasons end, which I think he will be, and he has numbers resembling 2010 (which you seem to think is nearly impossible) we will see if hes offered a QO. Maybe he will, maybe not. But its certainly a possibility. Im hardly "clueless" when it comes to baseball.
I have a lot of repsect for you, and I have admitted Drew is a better fielder than I thought, but (you knew it was coming), he's still not nearly as good as Iggy in the field. His hitting has come in bunches (11 of his 37 hits are in just 3 games- 2 of which were blow-outs), but it's too early to criticize him for that.
His .751 OPS is still pretty far away from .810.
He's 40 points behind in BA, 20 in OBP and 40 in SLG. He's on pace for more HRs and RBIs than 2010, if you pro-rate by PAs.
He's at .798 the last 28 days, so that is a good sign, but still, with a .228 BA.