Re: Who wants an argument....
posted at 6/14/2013 12:45 PM EDT
And this from today's Blog:
"Steven Drew had a sac fly. But he is 4 of his last 30 with 14 strikeouts. He's down to .218. Farrell professed his faith in Drew before the game. But that faith is being tested."
Why exactly do we need to show "faith" in Drew? He's a one-year stopgap solution to a problem that the front office thought existed, that is, Iggy not being ready for prime time.
Now it's apparent that Iggy might be ready to hit in the majors, so shouldn't this be about showing faith in Iggy rather than Drew? Iggy is the guy who can bring the team real value for years to come. So how does sitting Iggy help with anything?
Why do we need to bolster Drew's confidence? Why do we need to risk Iggy's own self confidence, and his future, by doing so?
For that matter, what is the RS' problem with shortstops? We let Gonzalez go, saying he couldn't hit, and then he hit just fine. We overpaid for the likes of Renteria and Lugo because they supposedly could hit, but then they couldn't field. Now we're overpaying for mediocrity in the form of Drew.
Now we've got a guy in Iggy who might just be able to do both, very well. Does he embarrass the front office? Because, don't forget, the front office strongly implied (especially by hiring Drew) that Iggy would never be a major league hitter. Now it seems as though he might.
And yet we're not concerned about his development. Let him ride the bench while we try to sooth Drew's ego.