What's wrong with Justin Upton?

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    Re: What's wrong with Justin Upton?

    There might not be a worse "fit" in all of baseball that Justin Upton in Boston. 

     
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    In response to Joebreidey's comment:

     

    Also, Ellsbury is relevant to the conversation. I am well aware of the difference in ages between Upton and Ellsbury. My comparison was not about years on the planet but years of major league service. That, more than age alone, is arguably a somewhat more significant consideration in detirmining player's relative contract value.

    A lot of people confuse the two issues.  Age is important, but you really only have a player for 6 years before he becomes market value or above, and even his 6th year is often more costly than the production.  Age is far less important now than before free agency.

     



    Thanks, Joe. You get what I'm saying here.

     

     
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    Re: What's wrong with Justin Upton?

    Stephen Drew has 26 RBI, 3 fewer than J Upton.

     
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    Stephen Drew has 26 RBI, 3 fewer than J Upton.



    Especially considering that Upton bats #3 and Drew bats much lower.  They have two guys batting in front of Upton that have OBP of ~ .300, and the pitcher before that.  I'd give some consideration to flipping Upton and Freeman.  You really want some batters stuffing the base paths before Upton comes up.  It's a bit like when Girardi was batting Cano 2nd.  I just have no fear of Cano batting 2nd.  He can't do enough damage following the 8/9/1 batters.

     
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    Re: What's wrong with Justin Upton?

    Last 21 games: 190/277/214

    0 HR 1 RBI

    Can you imagine if he was with the Red Sox and slumping like this?  Ouch.

     
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    Last 21 games: 190/277/214

    0 HR 1 RBI

    Can you imagine if he was with the Red Sox and slumping like this?  Ouch.




    Softlaw would be hiding in his hole.

    Oh... that's right.

     
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    Re: What's wrong with Justin Upton?

    Upton is an enigma. At his best , he looks like a superstar.  Other times , he looks lost and disinterested.  Hard to figure.

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     
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    Re: What's wrong with Justin Upton?

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    Upton is an enigma. At his best , he looks like a superstar.  Other times , he looks lost and disinterested.  Hard to figure.

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     




    Which brings me back to my original question... why were some posters here so hot to get this guy into a RS uniform?

     

     

     

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