spring training 2013--who are these guys?
posted at 3/26/2013 11:05 AM EDT
It's just spring training, of course, but it already appears to have provided Bradley with a chance to start on April 1, to say nothing of setting up the rotation, the relievers, etc the Sox will use in early April.
So I'd just like to point out that the 2013 Sox right now have two unexpected distinctions. For spring training only, of course, they lead the AL in ERA and are dead last in dingers. I think it's a good bet that both will change in the regular season--the ERA will rise and the dingers will too--but as a minimum one can see why the FO renewed Ortiz's contract.
Re: spring training 2013--who are these guys?
posted at 3/26/2013 2:53 PM EDT
This is why we need more speed than we already have. Relating JBJ on this topic.
On projected paper, we have pretty good power bats in the lineup even without Ortiz. Napoli is capable of hitting 25-30 HRs, Gomes and Salty can be 20+ guy, WMB can be 30+ guy after watching him in ST action. When he hits the ball, he hits them very hard and it looks easy. Healthy Ellsbury and Pedey can do 20+ each. If Ortiz does not miss significant amount of time, he can do 20+ also.