Re: A sour taste towards Pedroia
posted at 8/12/2012 7:36 PM EDT
In Response to A sour taste towards Pedroia
[QUOTE]Don't get me wrong, I am glad that we have him. But, Carfado's statement in last night game summary "as usual, one person came to play, Pedroia who got a single in the 9th", sent me over the edge. Is Pedroia God in a disguise? That is the way he his treated. 1) His numbers this year are way below his norm. Just as much as most other players on the team. Batting only .270+, only 9 HR. That is horrible for him. Yet, we never hear a word about him. We only hear about Lester and Becket. Gonzalez' lack of power. How Aviles shouldn't be our SS. Crawford. Everything and anything realted to Valentine. But, NEVER ANYTHING about Pedi despite his very poor numbers this year as well. 2) As bad as we are this year, I don't see this team as a "lazy team". Most of the guys I see hustle and show they really care and have an attitude that they really want to win. "They show up every night too". Salty, Ross, Middlebrooks, Ciriaco, Ellsbury (maybe too much with last night running mistake), Papi. Even Lester, as poor as he has been, you can see real frustration with him in wanting to do better. Do you think Carafado would have written the samething if say Ross got a single in the 9th? Why not? He hs shown great attitude and hustle and his numbers are better than Pedi's with less AB's. But, you would never hear a statement like that about someone like Ross. Only PEDI. 3) The snitch (which I think this entire story is stupid to begin with, but to prove a point....) when they thought it was Youk, the story carried on for weeks about it maybe being him. Recently, when word came out that it may have been Pedi, it was dropped like a bad habit. 4) As well documented, his atttiude and words at the begining of the season about "how we do things around here" were never addressed. There was a never a fine, or even a public apology by Pedi. If there was an apology, he should have made it public. His comment was made public. But, no way !! For he is Dustin Pedroia !! He is also regarded by many as being the only "untouchable/untradeable" on the team. Yes, he is good and I am glad that we have him. But, the way he is treated by both the fans and the media, despite having just a poor of season as the others, and acting like he is really "IT", it is hard not to be buidling a "sour taste" towards him a little bit. Wake up fans and media, he has been just as much of the problem this year as many of the other players. But, you would never know it.
Posted by sjddaj[/QUOTE]
Pedroia is indeed suffering through the worst batting season of his career. Maybe some bad luck/small sample size, maybe injury-related, who can say for sure? Of course, he is still among the top 10 batting 2B-men and remains Thee Elite fielder at his position.
And he remains an ultra bargain at his 2012 salary of only $8m.
So what's your point again?