We have 132 games left and softy says Papi will not start in 106 total games this year or what amounts to 94 of the 132 games left.
He actually sounds like it's even absurd to expect 106 games started.
Your prevarication isn't exageration, I never once said that Ortiz wound't start 106 total games! I said that unless they rest him frequently, they'll be lucky to get 120 starts out of him.
This is what you answered to my earlier post:
Since Papi came back from the injury, he has played in 8 games out of 10 (in 11 days).
That's an 80% clip. If he continues at that rate and stays healthy, he'll end up at about 106 games played.
He won't, not that 106 games is the role he's payed to fill. He's toast as far as being capable of that, anymore.
Are you, or are you not saying "he won't" start 106 games. Maybe you need to write a little clearer, if that is not what you intended to say. (see underlined answer)
The notion that you foresee 120 to 130 starts (or games played) is out on a twig.
Papi is a DH who doesn't run hard anyways. It is not outlandish to think he will start 108 out of the final 132 games. I'm not saying the odds are not high he may get hurt again, but I think 120 games is not a stretch.
You are now saying he might reach 106, but 120 is "out on a twig". There's not much difference there, so are you on the same twig or what? Give us your number...
Ortiz is a part-time player, and your claim that you foresee 120 to 130 starts for 2013, and a repeat for 2014, is a total fantasy.
You dream that he gets hurt is creepy and strange.
Ortiz will do well to appear in 120 games, this year, and next year.
Again, how many do you see him starting this year and next? 110 and 105? Less? More?
"If he can keep it up" and "if he can stay healthy" is meaningless rhetoric.
Everything you post is meaningless rhetoric, so I guess you are the expert on that subject.
He's not going to keep it up and he's not full season healthy, now. And he's not ever going to be "healthy", because he doesn't have the physical constitution anymore.
Yes, Doctor softy. You know it all.
But I've noted that you think Ortiz is a 120 to 130 games started per season player, over the next two seasons.
120 this year/ 130 in 2014- yes. Now, what's you number to "note"?
Ortiz is going to test his physical limits to start 110 to 120 games. The GM can't justify a 2 year deal at that rate for a guy who is little more than 2 out of 3 games, at best, profile.