Re: What to do with Wakefield???
posted at 8/15/2011 11:57 AM EDT
In Response to Re: What to do with Wakefield???
[QUOTE]wakefield does care about the numbers dannycater. that is the only reason he has not retired. he has been a below average pitcher for years and has sucked the last few years to say the least. for wake it is all about getting win #200 and becoming the red sox alltime wins leader. wake hurts the team in multiple facets of the game. he is a defensive liability, he allows 5 runs pretty much every start now, he relies on 1 pitch, he makes it more difficult for the catcher because his floater is harder to catch than a normal pitch and as a result more wild pitches/passed balls, and he is extremely easy to steal off of. singles automatically turn into doubles when he is on the mound. currently we have 4/5 of the rotation locked in. beckett, lester, lackey, bedard will all start for sure. andrew miller is just as bad as wake if not worse so i would prob not start him. the guy i would start in the 5 spot instead of wake is kyle weiland. his first start was not great but his second start was much better. why not see what the kid can do. he cant do any worse than wakefield and he is half his age.
Posted by redsoxpride34[/QUOTE]
Great analysis & thank you a bit for telling Cater that Wakefield does care about the numbers & reason he's delayed retirement. But if you read my original post, I think he can still be useful for 2-3 innings middle relief as he can fool batters the 1st time around but the 2nd & 3rd his balls are as hittable as softballs.
I responded to friend "Cater" with the following:
I live on the West Coast & just got in from 1 1/2 hours tennis and read your caustic remarks..."f--k" terminology, "old man" , "take my meds etc.” In a previous post you say ” the people have spoken…idiots, but they have spoken “. Obviously, you are not one making the Sherlock Holmes comment that did I think Lackey was better---I didn’t---and I’m aware that he’s lucky to have gotten run support to bail him out & that Beckett has had little run support. I said I like Wakefield and I’m aware of his contribution to the Red Sox and he is truly a competitor.
You’ll be old someday unless your comments get you taken out by someone older. I’m a former Marine Officer Viet Nam combat veteran, did boxing in college & the Marine Corps, play USTA tennis tournaments & beat guys some 30 years younger, shoot a high 70-low 80 golf, swim 10-15 laps, jog a 10-12 min mile & “yup” all with the help of some various prescriptions from the VA hospital !
Maybe you should listen to some advice from an older person and “chill out” and make some intelligent remarks about baseball instead of insulting people. Hmmm ??? Wonder if you have the “Cojones/Coglioni” to do it to their faces ?