That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

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    That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    Today they played Bradley in LF some. For the first time. I want to send Bradley to AAA ball for 11 games but then he is slotted as our leadoff guy soon after being called up. Possibly immediately upon call up. Why?

    This is why. Against RH pitching, this is probably a much better lineup:

    1) Bradley 

    2) Pedroia

    3) Ellsbury

    4) Napoli

    5) Middlebrooks

    6) Nava

    7) Sweeney

    8) Salty

    9) Iglesias / Drew

    I think Farrel should give Victorino a shot for 11 games in RF, and I fully expect him to hit LH pitching well but he and Gomes should maybe sit against RH pitching, especially if either do not produce early on. They are always available to pinch hit as needed later in the game but with the above lineup they could DH Napoli and play Nava at 1st ( or vice versa ) with the outfield still being decent defensively with Sweeney, Bradley and Ellsbury. Perhaps most importantly, I think we need to slot Ellsbury #3 on this team, this year. We need some Right / Left balance and he is by far the most likely offensive stud we have on this team this year IMO.

    We need to be able to produce runs when against RH pitching, especially if Ortiz is not expected to contribute much. 

     

    We could then trade Victorino / Sweeney and it looks like even Aceves might have some value right now as well.

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    Looks good, and I have to agree. Posters question whether or not JBJ will continue to be hot, but I think that the focus should be on actual stats this spring. Ells/Victorino are not hitting well at the moment (meaning all of ST). There is certainly a spot for Bradley at the lead-off spot.

    Victorino would be hard to move. RS would have to eat about $8M a year to move him, IMO. Still, I read that Sweeney is valuable because he can field all the OF spots. Technically, so can Bradley and he has alot more upside.


    I like your 11 game test scenario. Granted that some will argue it is a small fraction of the season, but looking at ST plus 11 games of the regular season is a fairly significant indicator.


    Play JBJ! He should be attractive to RS Management as well! He'll sell tickets!

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    when is the last time a rookie won a starting position on the sox during spring training? how can this guy not have earned the job?

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    Nothing wrong with wanting Bradley to stay with the Sox on April 1.  He has had an amazing spring after already having been touted as one of the two best players in the Sox system. 

    But 11 games is a pretty small price to pay for that extra year of ownership, especially knowing Boras as we do.

    I would rather see Iglesias every day than Drew, but that is unlikely.

    And I have seen nothing from Ellsbury that would justify his batting 3d.  Not last year, and certainly not this year.  To me 2011 is simply grounds for suspecting he had some help getting those gigantic numbers.  Plus, as Abraham keeps reminding us, he no longer seems interesting in stealing bases--all about injury avoidance, no doubt. 

    My candidate for hitting 3d would be Pedroia--Bradley, Victorino, Pedroia, Napoli, Middlebrooks, etc.  Bat Ellsbury near the bottom--7th or 8th or even 9th. 

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    . I want to send Bradley to AAA ball for 11 games

    You aren't in. You are a worthless bean counter. Were you in on Drew, Shane and Dumspter for 36 million a year.




    Your pet names for people are just so adorable.

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    I'm a worthless bean counter now. I'm truly insulted!

    Want to bet Ellsbury has a solid year in 2013 Softbrain? Do you want to lose yet again?

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    I'm not writing off Victorino. I hope like crazy that he has a year like 2011. If he does we are looking great. I just don't think we can project that. Especially against RH pitching, which Kronk ( Softy ), is "kind of important"!

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    We are the team we are. Now is the time to make the best of it. Optimize it. Maximize it....

    like a good bean counter would!

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    In response to RedsoxProspects's comment:

    Today they played Bradley in LF some. For the first time. I want to send Bradley to AAA ball for 11 games but then he is slotted as our leadoff guy soon after being called up. Possibly immediately upon call up. Why?

    This is why. Against RH pitching, this is probably a much better lineup:

    1) Bradley 

    2) Pedroia

    3) Ellsbury

    4) Napoli

    5) Middlebrooks

    6) Nava

    7) Sweeney

    8) Salty

    9) Iglesias / Drew

    I think Farrel should give Victorino a shot for 11 games in RF, and I fully expect him to hit LH pitching well but he and Gomes should maybe sit against RH pitching, especially if either do not produce early on. They are always available to pinch hit as needed later in the game but with the above lineup they could DH Napoli and play Nava at 1st ( or vice versa ) with the outfield still being decent defensively with Sweeney, Bradley and Ellsbury. Perhaps most importantly, I think we need to slot Ellsbury #3 on this team, this year. We need some Right / Left balance and he is by far the most likely offensive stud we have on this team this year IMO.

    We need to be able to produce runs when against RH pitching, especially if Ortiz is not expected to contribute much. 

     

    We could then trade Victorino / Sweeney and it looks like even Aceves might have some value right now as well.

    Good thoughts , young man !!


     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    Aceves might just be worth something at this moment in time. I say move that puppy!

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:

    Aceves might just be worth something at this moment in time. I say move that puppy!




    Because we obviously have too much pitching.

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:

    Today they played Bradley in LF some. For the first time. I want to send Bradley to AAA ball for 11 games but then he is slotted as our leadoff guy soon after being called up. Possibly immediately upon call up. Why?

    This is why. Against RH pitching, this is probably a much better lineup:

    1) Bradley 

    2) Pedroia

    3) Ellsbury

    4) Napoli

    5) Middlebrooks

    6) Nava

    7) Sweeney

    8) Salty

    9) Iglesias / Drew

    I think Farrel should give Victorino a shot for 11 games in RF, and I fully expect him to hit LH pitching well but he and Gomes should maybe sit against RH pitching, especially if either do not produce early on. They are always available to pinch hit as needed later in the game but with the above lineup they could DH Napoli and play Nava at 1st ( or vice versa ) with the outfield still being decent defensively with Sweeney, Bradley and Ellsbury. Perhaps most importantly, I think we need to slot Ellsbury #3 on this team, this year. We need some Right / Left balance and he is by far the most likely offensive stud we have on this team this year IMO.

    We need to be able to produce runs when against RH pitching, especially if Ortiz is not expected to contribute much. 

     

    We could then trade Victorino / Sweeney and it looks like even Aceves might have some value right now as well.



    Bradley is the LF in 2013; let's end the debate.

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    The only way JBJ should be in Boston is if he is an every day guy. I don't want to see him brought up to be the other half of a platoon. That's just a waste of development time. I'd rather see Navaor Carp being the other half of Gomes' platoon. Bradley should be in AAA initially, and brought up after Victorino falters, (which I think he will. That's the only thing I think they did badly this offseason) or if Papi becomes a lost cause and Gomes is relegated to the DH spot.

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    I love it.

    Already talk of trading SV.

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    I don't see a big problem with sending Bradley down for 11 days at the beginning of the season. It saves you a little money and eligibility in the long run, and how much could it hurt to have him play for a week and a half in AAA? Much ado about nothing IMO.

     
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    Re: That's it. New factors for JBJ. I'm in.

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    I love it.

    Already talk of trading SV.



    For a bag of balls and softy's very old jock strap!

     
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