two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

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    two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

    you cant have this much of a hole on your team.the 1st baseman has to produce.

    the sox have to do something about this maybe put carp at 1st and see how this

    works.as for salty the sox are stuck with this  k king.

     

     
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    Re: two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

    They've actually made progress since trading Iggy and Drew starting to hit. At that time they had almost 4 automatic outs---so after Ortiz the opposing pitcher had a light line-up until Ells' turn came up.

    Lavarnway may not be as good a catcher as Salty but they need to give Salty a few games off--whether we or he likes it or not. 

    Nap needs to be benched---he's not even a threat---any pitcher that keeps the ball on the outside corner or at the top of the strikezone with some gas will add to their K total--he just can't hit those pitches---maybe it's his hip that is still an issue and bothering him more than an MRI would show.

     
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    Re: two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

    In response to soxyjim's comment:

    you cant have this much of a hole on your team.the 1st baseman has to produce.

    the sox have to do something about this maybe put carp at 1st and see how this

    works.as for salty the sox are stuck with this  k king.

     



    Did Boston had Belhorn, Nixon, Varitek, etc who all were sort of automatic strikeout hitters??   Still they won it all in 2004!!

    LEt it go, we can not dream on having a perfect 9 hitters line up where guys can only strike out less than 50 times a year!!

     
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    Re: two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

    Look at his splits.  Salty is a hole vs. LHP because he can't hit from the right side.....but he's pretty darn good against RHP.  Napoli doesn't seem to be hitting anyone right now. 

    Now if only Ross or Lavarnway could kill LHP we wouldn't have a problem.  It also would be much less of a concern if we had a big RHH who could constantly hit LHP.  perhaps WMB will emerge into what we all hoped he would be this year. 

     
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    Re: two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

    You might want to look at how the rest of the MLB catchers are doing before condemning Salty. yes he K's a lot, but his offensive numbers .264BA .334OBP .447SLG .781OPS is way ahead of most MLB catchers. Those numbers would be even better if he didnt have to face LHP so much, but Farrell seems to enjoy overusing players. With all that said, I'll take salty any day of the week.

    By the way, that was a nice double he got yesterday, huh?

    Now, you have a much better case for Napoli.

     
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    Re: two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

    Can Bogaerts catch? he has a 1.014 OPS vs LHP....

     

     

     

     
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    Re: two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

    Salty has kept his OBP over .330 nearly all year long. For a catcher, that is fine. Add to this an above the norm SLG%, and it's absurd to call a catcher with a .781 OPS a "big hole". He was on base 2 of 5 PAs last night and helped us win.

    His defense is up for debate, but as a catcher, his offense is a net plus.

    Sox4ever

     
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    Re: two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    Salty has kept his OBP over .330 nearly all year long. For a catcher, that is fine. Add to this an above the norm SLG%, and it's absurd to call a catcher with a .781 OPS a "big hole". He was on base 2 of 5 PAs last night and helped us win.

    His defense is up for debate, but as a catcher, his offense is a net plus.

    Sox4ever




    Compare him to Arencibia's defense and he looks like Yadier Molina. Arencibia is a terrible defender and has a 15% CS. Hes all bat, no D. At least Salty is above average on both sides.

    But I dont have to tell you this. Weve been on the same side in regards to Salty since last year. If some fans would look around MLB and see what there is for catchers, they would see that Salty isnt too bad. Now, there are a couple new young guys making names for themselves, but overall Salty still ranks pretty good.

     
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    Re: two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.


    DFA both of them if only for their unkempt beards/hair.  Actually, I think Salty is fine overall, but Napoli is getting a little scary.  He will not only break the Sox record for most K's in a season, but do it with a pretty good margin.   

     
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    Re: two big holes in lineup.salty and naps.

    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

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    Salty has kept his OBP over .330 nearly all year long. For a catcher, that is fine. Add to this an above the norm SLG%, and it's absurd to call a catcher with a .781 OPS a "big hole". He was on base 2 of 5 PAs last night and helped us win.

    His defense is up for debate, but as a catcher, his offense is a net plus.

    Sox4ever

     




    Compare him to Arencibia's defense and he looks like Yadier Molina. Arencibia is a terrible defender and has a 15% CS. Hes all bat, no D. At least Salty is above average on both sides.

     

    But I dont have to tell you this. Weve been on the same side in regards to Salty since last year. If some fans would look around MLB and see what there is for catchers, they would see that Salty isnt too bad. Now, there are a couple new young guys making names for themselves, but overall Salty still ranks pretty good.

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    Actually Arencibia has a 23% cs rate, higher than Salty's 20%.  But Arencibia is a horrible hitter. 
    Not disagreeing with the general point, Salty is better than most catchers offensively.  I'd keep him.

     
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