Re: What to do; with Mr. Drew?
posted at 4/9/2013 9:43 AM EDT
Hes been top 3 and top 5 in OPS 3 years in the NL...Hes been playing full time since 2007. thats 3 out of the 4 years hes played before the injury. Downplay it all you want, but its right there in black and white. Defensive stats are not nearly as reliable.
Offensive stats are not all that reliable either.
You assume the defensive stats make Drew look worse than he is. None of us have seen him enough to assume the numbers are worse or better than he really is.
Throw out the last 2 years, if you want, but SD has then hit over his career OPS only 2 of those 4 years (2 out of 6 total). That's a significant sample size.
Listen Moon, I like Iggy and would like him to start as well, but I, unlike some here, realize that this is the situation we have. We are NOT going to sit Drew.
When did I ever say Ben will let Iggy play over Drew. I know what will happen, and we will be a worse team for it. That's my whole point. This mentality of playing worse players, because they "earned it" or are paid to play is losing baseball.
I dont downplay Drew as a player because I want Iggy to start.
Neither do I, but I do face reality. I have never pumped up Iggy's offense to make my point clearer. I've said over and over, I'll be Ok with a .220BA/.600 OPS from Iggy over a .280/.730 from Drew or even a .776 OPS.
And I do want Iggy to start. I deal with the reality of the situation and understand it.
Stop acting like I don't understand it. I do.
Drew is a much better offensive threat than Iggy and iggy is a much better defender than Drew. Drew was signed for obvious reasons and IS going to play when he returns. Whether anyone agrees with it or not, thats the reality. After this year, we have Iggy for 6 more years until he hits FA. He will have his day. Why not enjoy the fact that we have 2 good SS at our disposal and are winning right now.\
I don't enjoy watching an inferior player play while the better one is on the bench or in AAA. I will enjoy every hit Drew gets, but I will cringe everytime a ball just misses his glove.
So far this team has looked to make a lot of good signings. Victorino has looked the best so far. All of them are a good fit for this team and city. Drew will not be the defensive liability that you think.
What do you base this on? Hope?
He will provide good D along with some pop in his bat. How about we give him a chance before crucifying him...
Just because I like Iggy over Drew, does not mean I thinki Drew is useless or a negative influence. I think Drew is an average SS overall. He'll win some and lose some.
Why not view my position as really liking Iggy and not "crucifying" Drew. Can you understand that?