Re: The Josh Beckett FACT thread (please no more lies about his stats!)
posted at 8/9/2012 9:23 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The Josh Beckett FACT thread (please no more lies about his stats!)
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: The Josh Beckett FACT thread (please no more lies about his stats!) : Honest question, are you just a big Beckett fan? Or do you honest believe the Red Sox are a better team with 2012's Beckett than without? Are you okay with him have this year numbers every year?
Posted by Motown9009[/QUOTE]
I am a fan of the Red Sox and their players. I belive in looking at the real numbers. If you have read any of my posts you will know that I said I know Josh has not had a year of the kind we expect. I also believe based upon the numbers that he could have as many as 10 Wins right now. I also believe Clay's yr has not been as good as many believe it has been.
I also know that players have off years and do not need to be thrown under the bus just for having a bad year.
I also know Josh is a winning pitcher over the course of his career a 130-90.
And this is his worst year
I also know Verlander has a record over the same time of 119-69 with a 17 loss year.
These types of years happen to all players.
I also do not believe he is a cancer as many have stated . I base this upon comments from other players I have heard and read. I know others never believe such statements from other players because they believe they are covering Their azzes and need to say those things. I also believe last yr the C & B was much ado about nothing because even Joe Maddon stated it was BS because all clubhouses have similar BS going on and it normally stays in the clubhouse but this did not.
So I do not make rash decisions or make them based upon what one media person says. I have seen many RS players (Rice/Williams/Yaz/Scott/Ramirezetc..) since 1957 have similar stuff written about them and have learned to make up my own mind based upon ALL information.
He11 Ted was not a unanimous vote to the HOF because one writer did not like him because Ted never spoke to him.
No Josh has not had a good year but it is not as bad as some suggest however neither he or Jon Lester deserve all the BS about trades or similar stuff being said by people here or by the media. They have had good years in the past and will have in the future. Trading either would be dumb.
BTW I have always backed Carl Crawford.
If anything we all should have learned that when Dustin came up and stunk his first two months and they kept on playing him that they know a he11 of a lot more than us.
This year is one year when injuries and too many off years by too many players came together. Just my opinion