Where are the Cherington critics?

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    Hill, do you realize minor league stats don't count?
    It's what happens in MLB that matters, and only that.
    Reddick has never hit .288 though any 75 game stretch in his MLB career.
     
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    I think it says a lot about the state of the Red Sox when the new GM's every move has been a bust and it's so far down the list of problems nobody really mentions it.

    Let's see - letting Papelbon go because Bard was ready to take over. Then failing to get another starter, which moved Bard from potential closer to starter. Traded a promising young player in Reddick for an injury prone closer. The injury prone closer got hurt in spring training and threw his first pitch of the season in mid-August. Which means the reliable long reliever has to move into the closer role, which hasn't worked out well. He traded Scutero to free up money to make a move that never came. He traded Lowrie for a reliever that spent most of the year in the minors because he was horrible. Think about that - they lost their closer via free agency, their set-up man joined the rotation, the new closer has been hurt all year, and they still couldn't afford to keep Melancon in the majors. Then he traded Youkilis just because. Yeah, they didn't have a place for him in the line up. But you don't just give him away! If you can't get fair value for him, use him on the bench. Platoon him. Don't just give him away for the sake of being rid of him. I don't really know who it is that decided to send Ortiz to arbitration, but if it was Cherington, than he ended up paying more for Ortiz this year than he would have on the two year deal, and it seems upset him to the point where you're going to have to pay him more next year or he's going to walk.

    So I can't say he's done a great job but it's just another problem in Boston these days.
     
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    [QUOTE]Hill, do you realize minor league stats don't count? It's what happens in MLB that matters, and only that. Reddick has never hit .288 though any 75 game stretch in his MLB career.
    Posted by rightymclefty[/QUOTE]
    Does that mean that Xander Bogaerts, Matt Barnes and Jackie Bradley have no hopes of MLB careers?

    Here are the numbers for Josh Reddick's first 75 games with the Red Sox in the 2011 season and Will Middlebrooks' 75 games with the Red Sox this season:

    11 JR 243 PA, .299/.346/.498/.843, 17 BB (7.0%), 43 K (17.7%)
    12 WM 286 PA, .288/.325/.509/.835, 13 BB (4.5%), 70 K (24.5%)
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Where are the Cherington critics? : Does that mean that Xander Bogaerts, Matt Barnes and Jackie Bradley have no hopes of MLB careers? Here are the numbers for Josh Reddick's first 75 games with the Red Sox in the 2011 season  and Will Middlebrooks' 75 games with the Red Sox this season: 11 JR 243 PA, .299/.346/.498/.843, 17 BB (7.0%), 43 K (17.7%) 12 WM 286 PA, .288/.325/.509/.835, 13 BB (4.5%), 70 K (24.5%)
    Posted by hill55[/QUOTE]

    Maybe a better critique of your comparison would be that Reddick's numbers declined as he moved up the minor league rungs, while Middlebrooks improved, indicating he would have an easier time adjusting to MLB pitching.

    I liked Reddick, but with Crawford, Ellsbury & Kalish expected to play in 2012, and Bradley on the farm, we had a glut of LH outfielders.  With Papelbon lost to FA, the only fault you can find with the trade is if you think Bailey was too high an injury risk.  That's fair, but a very tough call.

     
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    [QUOTE]BC is the man and BV is the problem is that what the Nation says? I hope not, Theo's stooge is in way over his head. Somebody, decided before the trade deadline that the Sox would not be participants. Henry, Luccino, B.C ? It certainly wasn't BV who is the reluctant  Engineer on the train wreck.  ESPN who love to sell commercials, could'nt wait to jump on the mutiny on Landsdown St. In fact they were frothing at the mouth. Even though the Sox, are history ( sorry they were 10 games up at this time last year and still blew it) the press is still dumping on the Boston Red Sox. Why you say ? It sells .  If you look up the meaning of dysfunctional in the Encyclopedia you will find a picture of Ben Cherington. End of story. Shoppach after the deadline, did it for me.
    Posted by aussiewill2[/QUOTE]

    Dan Duquette hired Ben Cherrington long before the new owners or Theo were ever here...But dont let the facts get in the way of your ranting of BC...
     

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