Re: Rumors of Papi's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated !
posted at 5/3/2013 10:43 AM EDT
In response to softlaw2's comment:
It's a positive to say, and see, that managment realizes that Ortiz is a part-time player who can produce in that role. If they tried to use him full-time, he will break down.
Frankly, I'm surprised that management has a handle on that, and I appluad them for it.
Which is a compliment to what Ortiz can still do. They want/need him healthy if this team is going to do anything in 2013. So they need to give him occasional rest to ensure he stays healthy.
This team, for sure, has health issues. However, if Napoli, Victorino, Ortiz, Dempster all stay healthy (which is a long shot), this team can compete.
Who knows, maybe after having two years with terrible injury luck, the pendulum will swing the other way. Personally, Im loving the Red Sox this year, but I'm also worried about the wear and tear of a 162 game season due to the ages/health of our players.
Just trying to balance the natural optimism that comes with starting the year with a > .700 winning percentage with realism.