Re: Wish it was Iggy's time also!
posted at 4/3/2013 11:58 AM EDT
In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:
In response to TV-Guy's comment:
Why wouldn't Drew be a great bench player in the event that Farrell decides to play Iggy every day.? Don't we want an All-star bench?
I actually agree with this wholeheartedly! He seems to me to be the perfect "utility infielder!" It probably would not sit well with him, or the FO, to have your almost $10 Million man, yet another in a long line of high priced SS "bridge players" who likely underperforms for the $$$, but I personally couldn't care less about how he feels about it. That's probably a bit harsh, and somewhat unfair to Drew, given the fact that he hasn't even gotten a real shot, but I'm ready to move on and finally see if IGGY can step up?
If Iggy continues to perform, on a regular basis, I would stick with the hot HANDS. There is no telling what excitement, energy, and real production IGGY and JBJ could bring to this team??? I think it's well worth giving it a shot. Having Drew, and eventually (when and if Papi comes back) Gomes as the CORE of a high powered bench.
If our top three pitchers, Lester, Buch, & Doubie, do what I think they will, and our BP does what we all think they will, I think we have plenty of bats and power, PLUS perhaps one of the BEST fielding teams in the mlb, to potentially lead us to the top of the AL East??? I honestly believe this!
Is anybody remotely interested in struggling through depending upon yet another underperforming Drew? No entirely fair, but it is what it likely will be......
IT's TIME!!! Go with the kid! What a JOLT to Red Sox Nation this would be!
Good post, I agree. Drew would be a good bench guy, Iggy is the pitcher's best friend.