Re: Ellsbury Excelling at Leadoff Position
posted at 5/3/2011 4:04 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Ellsbury Excelling at Leadoff Position
[QUOTE]" Even in the face of solid empirical data, you press on with your ill conceived thesis!!! You remind me of the Republicans who continue to tell us how the deficit is entirely someone else's fault! " ^^^Fixed your post ;) FWIW, I won't argue that one party is better than the other. But the idea of the Republican party being the standard bearer of fiscal prudence is simply too much. There are no fiscally prudent politicians. Period. Oh, and Ells is looking pretty good. I'd like to see an OBP north of 360 from our lead-off guy but he's heading in the right direction and the rate at which he's hitting doubles is encouraging.
Posted by 111SoxFan111[/QUOTE]
Don't want to get too far afield of the issue at hand. That being that Els is absolutely gonna tear it up this year!!!!!!! :)
Just want to disabuse you of the notion that I give exclusive rights to the Dems. with respect to running budget deficits. To the contrary, Bush did a great job of spending like a drunken Democrat :) Hope that didn't sound too partisan, as I have sworn off politics on this site!!!! :)
BACK TO THE BIG PICTURE!!!!!!! :) BASEBALL!!!!!! RED SOX!!!!!!!
One would literally need to be blind not to see Els.'s natural abilities combined with superior baseball skill. He IS the prototype center-fielder at Fenway. What with ALL THAT SPACE to cover in center field, Elsbury's speed and athletic abilities gives him THE ADVANTAGE over MOST centerfielders. Contrary to popular belief, his arm is more than adequate!
His big contributions to ANY SANE TEAM, GM, & especially the Red Sox, are at the plate & on the bases. His bat speed is amazing, even for 99% of all MLB players. His ability to make contact & protect the plate is also in the top percentiles. The power that he generates from his superior bat speed makes him a constant threat for the long ball!!! Once on base, he reeks havoc on the opposition, especially when it comes to breaking up a pitchers rhythm & concentration on the hitter.........
Perhaps this year, but certainly in the near future, this kid is going to break out as a superstar!!!!!
THE RED SOX WILL BE MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE IF THEY DO NOT TRY TO WRAP THIS KID UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!