Re: Sign Grady Sizemore.
posted at 11/1/2011 3:14 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Sign Grady Sizemore.
[QUOTE]I really don't know why so many are hung up on the notion that the Sox are to lefthanded. After all I do believe that their are many more righthanded starters in baseball than lefthanders, and a good left hand bat is always good to have. That would still leave the Sox with righthanders such as Lavanway, Pedroia, Scutaro, Youkilis,Jackson, Mcdonald,Aviles, and switch hitters like Saltalamacchia and Lowrie,[and Varitek]. Also if Ortiz is not resigned, then the Sox could sign a rigthhanders like Cuddyer. That leaves Crawford, Ellsbury, Gonzalez [if signed Sizemore] Reddick and kalish as lefthanders. Thats really not a bad balance. Heck if a player can and does hit, I really don't care which way he bats.
Posted by peanutandme[/QUOTE]
But the fact is the LH hitters do have bad splits, whichs means they DONT hit, which means they ARE too left handed. How can you ignore how easy it was to pitch to the Sox last year?
Your "balance" is all over the map- you list a bunch of RH guys from the bench. Pedroia, Youkilis and Scutaro are the only real RH hitters, other than the weak hitting catcher SH's Salty/Tek. Youk can't seem to play 130 games. Scutaro isnt scaring anyone either.
They need a real RH threat in the lineup, not another .260 popgun slap hitter or yet another LH injury prone Drew-wannabe in RF. Terrible suggestion.