Re: Who the heck is Clayton Mortensen?
posted at 1/22/2012 1:35 PM EST
Could we give OPS a rest?
Could we give "attitude" a rest?
While it's a good # for people who aren't capable of spending the time to dig further, this is a really a bad example of using it.
OPS is flawed like all stats, but still remains better than using just OBP. I'm not about to list 4-5 stats each vs LHPs and RHPs. OPS tells a useful story.
Scutaro batted 300 last year. Had clutch hits.
He batted .284 in 2 seasons with Boston and turns 37 in October.
Played a good defense. Wrong.
And while most of team mates checked out last year, continued to play his heart out. He earned my respect last year and I wish him well in Colorado.
I wish him well also.
Clearly this is a salary dump to try and add a starter - possible Oswalt OR, to cover Ortiz's asking price if he wins in ARB.
Exactly. Dumping CC, Lackey, Dice-K or Jenks was not an option. Dumping Youk would have created more problems than it solved.
Also, I believe management is forcing Inglessias to take over at SS - they paid him very well for a minor leaguer and he's one of their top prospects: I believe upper Mgt are demading an ROI for him now.
The GM puts the tem together. Theo created some of the issues (and pluses), and now ben has to make it work. Scutaro was clearly the best option to dump salary. Yeah, it's too bad he was one of the gutsiest players on our team, but it made the most sense, in terms of dollar amount saved and who is available to take his place.