The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

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    The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    Headline says it all.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    Wouldn't give up on him just yet.  Nice swing for the slice double.  I think he might heat up again.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    He might, but does anyone really have a lot of confidence that we have found our RF'er of the future? I'm not even sure we can count on him to be half of a good platoon next year (assuming we pick up a RH'd OF'er this offseason).
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    How can you have a lot of confidence in anyone this young and unproven, moon?  He's shown some potential and the price is certainly right.  I'd like to see him pick it up again in September.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    Another premature and useless thread.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    I agree. I didn't mean it as a diss. I like Reddick. He's a great fielder (despite tonight's play) and he has a great arm (nice for Fenway).

    I was hoping Theo picked up a RH'd bat in July who could also field well in RF (DMac scares me in RF). I'd have felt a whole lot more confident if that had happened.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    I like Reddick.  I knew he would come down to earth this season, but I was also hoping he would show some type of consistency...he still has time left to prove himself, and overall has showed improvement over the years.

    If given the chance I'd really like to see what he can do next year.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    I like Reddick.  I knew he would come down to earth this season, but I was also hoping he would show some type of consistency...he still has time left to prove himself, and overall has showed improvement over the years. If given the chance I'd really like to see what he can do next year.
    Posted by ctredsoxfanhugh
    I hear you but the way he played until Drew went on the DL made it unlikely that he was going to maintain that level.

    With most young players it is all about adjustments and counter adjustments. The seldom happen fast enough in day-to-day micro focus evironment like forums to not generate a rash of OPs about greatness followed by an OP like this.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    Drew will be back soon and Josh will be relagated to a pich hitter/runner late innings replacement.

    While it's too soon the write him off, it's not too soon to temper our expectations...He's a career .250 hitter with a little pop, plus speed, a strong arm and is considered a very good defensive OFer...sounds like a career platoon guy or a nice value add in a trade this offseason...
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    Drew will be back soon and Josh will be relagated to a pich hitter/runner late innings replacement. While it's too soon the write him off, it's not too soon to temper our expectations...He's a career .250 hitter with a little pop, plus speed, a strong arm and is considered a very good defensive OFer...sounds like a career platoon guy or a nice value add in a trade this offseason...
    Posted by Beantowne

    I agree, but he has some pop...and if that transfers over to the MLB level then .250 with some power looks pretty attractive with plus plus defense.

    I know it's hard to defend him tonight after that play in right field but I really think Reddic's defense can be special out there. 

     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    Drew will be back soon and Josh will be relagated to a pich hitter/runner late innings replacement. While it's too soon the write him off, it's not too soon to temper our expectations...He's a career .250 hitter with a little pop, plus speed, a strong arm and is considered a very good defensive OFer...sounds like a career platoon guy or a nice value add in a trade this offseason...
    Posted by Beantowne


    Exactly.  He is a guy that is going to hit 250 with 15 homers that plays nice D.  He could have a nice little career, but he is nothing to get excited about.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    Beantowne gets it! Snakeoil gets it!
    During the trade deadline week, Sean McAdam commented that there was not a lot of interest in Reddick by other teams. That said a lot.
    What's to like about a player who has 5 RBI for August, with a .205 average, and 11 RBI in 131 at bats since the All-Star game?
    He's hitting .235 with RISP and 2 outs.
    "Nice swing for slice double"???? Wow! That's really reaching to see the cup half full. It was a lucky hit. Period.
    A one month wonder, and not much else.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again. : I agree, but he has some pop...and if that transfers over to the MLB level then .250 with some power looks pretty attractive with plus plus defense. I know it's hard to defend him tonight after that play in right field but I really think Reddic's defense can be special out there. 
    Posted by ctredsoxfanhugh
    That play FWIW will eventualy happen to any player who spends time playing RF in Fenway. The ball took a slightly odd hop of off the lower third concrete surface and when it does it there the odds are tremendous that ball is getting by the fielder and he will look stupid.

    I agree his defense is fine. Plus speed, good reads, nice jump, strong arm. And he'll get better with age still. His issue is going to be all about adjustments in the batters box over time and still the questions linger about his ability to hit for a moderate average (.270) with and 7% - 8% walk ratio (OBP .340 - .350).
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again. : That play FWIW will eventualy happen to any player who spends time playing RF in Fenway. The ball took a slightly odd hop of off the lower third concrete surface and when it does it there the odds are tremendous that ball is getting by the fielder and he will look stupid. I agree his defense is fine. Plus speed, good reads, nice jump, strong arm. And he'll get better with age still. His issue is going to be all about adjustments in the batters box over time and still the questions linger about his ability to hit for a moderate average (.270) with and 7% - 8% walk ratio (OBP .340 - .350).
    Posted by fivekatz


    Agreed, I still think its too early to close the book on what this kid will do at the MLB level.  It easy to look at what he did when he first came up, but it's also unfair to judge him on the sample size he has produced the last 6 weeks.

    The questions are there....but the talent is there as well.  He may always be a streaky hitter, but if he can command a respectable average I think the defense and power will be there to make him a more than serviceable MLB right fielder.  Like I said the tools are there, but he will have to make the adjustments. 
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    The Sox just acquired Conor Jackson from the A's...
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    I agree. I didn't mean it as a diss. I like Reddick. He's a great fielder (despite tonight's play) and he has a great arm (nice for Fenway). I was hoping Theo picked up a RH'd bat in July who could also field well in RF (DMac scares me in RF). I'd have felt a whole lot more confident if that had happened.
    Posted by moonslav59


    Geez moon, I don't know about the "great fielder" description. He's got a nice arm and, don't get me wrong, he is decent in RF, but defensively, he's a step or two (or three or four) down from Drew.

    Since Reddick has cooled off a lot, I'd put Drew back to see if he heats up because I'd be much more comfortable with Drew in RF with the glove than Reddick.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    I think roy and I dealing with reality a little bit more than this rah-rah thread for Flavor of the Day-Reddick. I'm with roy, put Drew back out there...of course, he now has a sprained ego, so we won't see him in September...If JD coughs, he breaks a rib, if JD turns to his right, he sprains a tendon. I haven't seen a more soft player since Bobby Jenks.
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    I disagree...my eyes could be deceiving me but I think Reddick is a better defender.  Drew has lost a few steps, and Reddick has better advanced defensive metrics this year. 
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    I disagree...my eyes could be deceiving me but I think Reddick is a better defender.  Drew has lost a few steps, and Reddick has better advanced defensive metrics this year. 
    Posted by ctredsoxfanhugh


    I don't know -- maybe.

    I've seen Drew make a lot of nice plays even if he has lost a step, while I've seen Reddick butcher a few. Since I don't get the chance to watch every game and really study it, so if I did, maybe I'd see it differently. But right now, I'm still more comfortable with Drew in right than Reddick.
     
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    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again. : I don't know -- maybe. I've seen Drew make a lot of nice plays even if he has lost a step, while I've seen Reddick butcher a few. Since I don't get the chance to watch every game and really study it, so if I did, maybe I'd see it differently. But right now, I'm still more comfortable with Drew in right than Reddick.
    Posted by royf19

    Well agree to disagree. Although one thing no one can ever take away from Drew is his defense, even now as his offense slips he is a very good defender.  I know it's hard to make a case for Reddick after he butchered that play tonight...but I've seen him make some great plays as well, and the scouting reports on his defense are very good, and he has the stats to prove it if you want to look it up on fangraphs.

    I'd be comfortable with both in RF....I just hope whoever it is can start to swing the bat at least better than the production we have gotten out of RF recently. 

     
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    In Response to The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    Headline says it all.
    Posted by ADG



    Better shot than Swisher of NY. 
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    dont worry we the our stud back up darnell mcdonald, jd drew coming back soon..err wait scratch that he is hurt again, and our the great connor jackson. i think its safe to say we are pretty stacked in right field lol. 
     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.:
    I disagree...my eyes could be deceiving me but I think Reddick is a better defender.  Drew has lost a few steps, and Reddick has better advanced defensive metrics this year. 
    Posted by ctredsoxfanhugh


    Drew is average in RF at his age, Reddick is much better.
     

    arm -   No comparison. Drew is average at best.

    range -  again, no comparison.  Drew slides feet first which has to limit him a bit, plus Reddick is much faster. 

    Drew is smooth but age takes its toll.



     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

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    In Response to Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again. : Drew is average in RF at his age, Reddick is much better.   arm -   No comparison. Drew is average at best. range -  again, no comparison.  Drew slides feet first which has to limit him a bit, plus Reddick is much faster.  Drew is smooth but age takes its toll.
    Posted by tom-uk

    Couldn't agree more. 

     
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    Re: The Red Sox Need a Right Fielder, Reddick is Reddick again.

    if this was a western movie, i'd have both wake and drew riding off in the sunset. thank you wake for being a class act and the 185 wins; thanks drew for the grand slam against cleveland and ....well, thanks for the grand slam against cleveland.

    i have no problem with  reddick continuing to play against right handers.
    i think he adds spark to the team.

     
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