Re: Sox still perform above expectations, butLester has to shape up
posted at 7/11/2013 1:37 PM EDT
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
Reddick is hitting .219, with 4 HR. 32 RBI. OPS of like .650.
He has been crap since last year's all star break.
Lowrie is batting .302....Moss has 16 HRs.....Coco is batting .267 with 34 RBIs.
Reddick may be batting only .219, but he has 32 RBIs, proving that he has had some clutch hits.
These 4 former Red Sox are a big part of the Oakland A's success.
Z -- What is your point on these guys -- especially Moss. Don't want to put words in your mouth but you seem to be implying that the Sox shouldn't have traded these guys.
Moss was part of the Bay trade. Bay was great for the Sox, Moss did nothing for the Pirates. Overall, Moss is a .247 career hitter. HIs best year was last year 21 HR, 52 RBIs and a .296 BA in 84 games. This year with the same number of games played and PAs so far, yeah, he does have 16 HRs but he's batting .233 and has an OBP of .314. Why should we care what he's doing when there's nobody on the Sox whom he'd supplant in the lineup.
Same with Reddick. He has 32 RBIs and is batting .339 w/RISP. So he has 19 clutch hits in 66 PA, otherwisehe's been crp. He's batting .219 with an OBP of .301 and just 4 HRs (none w/RISP). I don't want him in RF. So regardless of what Bailey does, I'd rather have Victorino offensively and defensively. Last year, Reddick hit just .206 w/RISP, so despite HRs, he was hardly cluch.
And while I like Crisp, I'd rather Ellsbury in CF.
So again -- why the angst over three players who couldn't crack the Red Sox lineup?
EDIT: Forgot about Lowrie. I always liked him but he's 29 and this might be the first year he cracks 100 games played. With Middlebrooks' struggles, Lowrie would be a good UT guy to have but it did reach a point where the Sox had to move on from him. The Melancon trade didn't work out but Lowrie's hardly a game-changer.