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Posted 04/27/2015 12:33:49 EDT
In response to Joebreidey's comment: [QUOTE] Iggy is great and I wish he was still on our team, but the Sox haven't prized defense at shortstop for a long time now Marrero Drew Gonzo Gonzo That's in more »
Posted 04/27/2015 12:14:52 EDT
Unless this staff pulls together soon, yes, we are in trouble.
Posted 04/27/2015 12:14:12 EDT
In response to BogieAt12oclock's comment: In response to billge's comment: Migh have been a slight uptick.. Who would we say is our ace ? I'd say the SOX are aceless. 4 Kings beats 3 Ac es. Sox4eve more »
Posted 04/27/2015 12:11:28 EDT
Nava makes the play.
Castillo makes the play.
JBJ makes the play.
Even Craig makes that play more times than not.
Vic can never make that play from the DL.
Posted 04/25/2015 01:26:28 EDT
FWIW, I just had a look at Zobrist's career stats as his name has been mentioned vis a vis Holt's. I assumed that his would dwarf Holt's relative to age. Au contrair, mes amis! Mostly SSS, but ML more »
Posted 04/25/2015 09:18:04 EDT
MLB 1B numbers since 2013: .253/.330/.425/.755 MLB 3B numbers since 2013: .257/.318/.398/.716 Sandy since 2013 (not counting post-season) .279/.334/.411/.745 It's really only Sandy's power numbers more »
Posted 04/25/2015 09:04:15 EDT
And bear in mind, by definition, about 50% of MLB will be below average...
Yes, and to win, you hope most of those guys are on other teams not ours.
Posted 04/25/2015 08:53:04 EDT
In response to harness' comment: [QUOTE] No, that wasn't Holt who hit that dinger. He only hits singles - and cheap ones at that. It was an impostor. I think it had something to do with that guy in th more »
Posted 04/25/2015 08:49:41 EDT
In response to harness' comment: If Masty was making what Holt is making, would you still sustain UR Masterson bias? No, but I'd want him as my long relief pitcher or spot him against righties only- n more »
Posted 04/24/2015 11:39:30 EDT
Don't buy those hoses that shrivel up when not in use.
One lasted one year, and the other is leaking a little.
Posted 04/24/2015 11:17:56 EDT
A couple years from now, half the posters here will be saying it was a great extension.
Posted 04/24/2015 11:15:49 EDT
In response to harness' comment: Holt vs. team stats - Batting: 1st. OBP - 1st. OPS - 1st. Slugging - 2nd. What? 2nd??? UR slipping Holt!! I thought Masterson led the team in BA, OBP and SLG. more »
Posted 04/24/2015 11:10:44 EDT
Some interesting numbers at Pawtucket... Swihart has 46 ABs and no walks, but is batting .304. Cecchini has a .205 OBP. Brentz has a .931 OPS despite 16Ks in 52 ABs. JBJ has a .377 OBP. Marrero a .3 more »
Posted 04/24/2015 06:23:35 EDT
In response to harness' comment: [QUOTE] @MOON: Personally, I'd have traded Vic last winter, so you know my preference. Another option is to give Nava and Craig a long look out there. And just what wa more »
Posted 04/24/2015 04:55:14 EDT
2012: Marrero, B Johnson and maybe sleepers like Buttrey, Light or Callahan. 2013: TBall & Stanki. Denny was a waste at #81. Jantzen Witte at #713 could surprise some day. 2014: Chavis & Kopech. Too more »
Posted 04/24/2015 04:33:48 EDT
In response to slomag's comment: [QUOTE] In response to moonslav59's comment: AGon's 132 OPS+ is very nice, but it's still below his career mark. Besides, Mike Napoli's has been +122 with Boston, so more »
Posted 04/24/2015 04:31:21 EDT
If Holt keeps hitting, I'd play him in RF until he proves he no longer should play there.
Posted 04/24/2015 10:55:27 EDT
I think he could and would start for several teams too, including ours had we not signed Sandy. He may end up being our FT RF'er pretty soon. [/QUOTE] Seriously? You think they'd move him to RF whi more »
Posted 04/24/2015 09:36:26 EDT
I'd think about moving Bogey to lead off to take some pressure off Betts.
I would not send him down.
I would think about bringing JBJ up, but to play RF not CF.
Posted 04/24/2015 09:32:34 EDT
In response to Lex44's comment: The Sandoval signing was just brutal. 95 million for a .280 hitter that averages 15 HR's and is allowed to come to camp in whatever condition he pleases. One extra base more »
Posted 04/24/2015 09:31:36 EDT
In response to S5's comment: [QUOTE] In response to moonslav59's comment: I think he could and would start for several teams too, including ours had we not signed Sandy. He may end up being our FT RF' more »
Posted 04/24/2015 09:29:47 EDT
I'm not sure if signing Sandoval prevented Holt from being a starter. I think it is at least somewhat likely that HanRam might have been signed to play 3rd base with an outfield of Castillo/Betts/Vict more »
Posted 04/24/2015 09:26:26 EDT
Posted 04/24/2015 09:08:01 EDT
In response to MadMc's comment: Wake up call. Platoon him with Nava for a week or two. When he remembers this is a walk year he may think it's important enough to start seeing the ball--hitting the ba more »
Posted 04/24/2015 08:51:28 EDT
No. Not alot. But the play he made was not a great "range play". Some SSs would get to that ball without diving. Some get to plays after 7 or 8 steps and throw the guy out- yes. I'm not trying to down more »
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