Re: What Team Would Have Been More Fun To Watch And Maybe Even Better?
posted at 3/9/2013 9:59 AM EST
I'm pretty sure many Sox fans would love to watch great defense, pitching and young players getting a chance to shine. (I'm sure there are many wanting to see Drew, Dempster and SV instead.)
Everyone likes to see the kids, but there is a path there that cannot be ignored. I like Iglesias a lot, but he needs a full season in AAA to learn how to hit better. He could do the same against major league pitching, but why use our control years to improve him? It's like sending a kid to Harvard for remedial math.
Iggy was an international FA signing. The years of service & control years are different.
He's a huge advantage on defense, but I guess we disagree on how much that counters his possible offensive weaknesses.
JBJ looks good, but still only had a .809 in AA.
So, you think he'll do worse than all our sub .700 OF'ers of last year, and he won't be as exciting to watch as Byrd, Pods, Nava, DMac, and others from 2012?
Brentz is also another guy from AA you're looking to promote, and his plate discipline is horrible.
OK, you want to throw Iggy and JBJ's recent minor league numbers, but are ignoring this:
2011: .365 OBP
2012: .349 OBP
Or, are you just looking at Ks?
Between the four kids you want starting they barely have one AAA season between them.
They would be more fun to watch, less likely to get hurt, and maybe better.