Re: assuming BOEGY delivers tonight, who does he permanently replace in the lineup going forward, MIDDY or DREW?
posted at 10/17/2013 3:53 PM EDT
In response to ADG's comment:
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
But Bogaerts is only here to get his feet wet in postseason MLB.
Farrell (if he has any brains...and we know he does) will ride the horses that brought him this far. It would be folly to switch in midstream.
Drew will be at SS. Middlebrooks at 3rd.
I will be shocked if Middlebrooks sits, unless he has an injury.
This guy is as big a part of the Red Sox future as anyone, it would be a huge blow to his confidence if he is benched in favor of a player with limited experience. Consider also that the entire lineup is not hitting much....you can't bench them all.
You are so wrong/ Who cares about egos. Drew probably won't be here next year so his ego can get thrown out the window.
Wishful thinking won't make Bogaerts a superhero overnight.
I agree this kid has potential, but you simply can't finish in first place with a lineup , cruise to the best record in the AL and them suddenly because the whole team has cold bats, put the weight of Red Sox Nation on the shoulders of one rookie and expect miracles.
The best and smartest managers will stay the course and win or lose with the guys who carried the team all season.
Whether you may think this is wrong or right doesn't matter.
Farrell has done an outstanding job and this team has certainly overacheived , even if they do not win another game this year. He risks making himself look dumb if he gambles on a kid with so little experience in place of a proven veteran like Drew ( who although, I've been tough on him has made some dazzling defensive plays in this series already).
Funny thing is, Ortiz has only one hit in the series, yet nobody wants to bench him. Nor should they.
I would send out my best lineup and live or die with that. It is the only logical course of action.