Re: Looks like "jitterbug jake" is turning into a key player for the Sox
posted at 5/9/2011 6:09 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Looks like "jitterbug jake" is turning into a key player for the Sox
[QUOTE]Very few baseball people, anymore, view Ellsbury as a strong defensive CF'er. Aside from the metrics, even the author of this thread seems to acknowledge he missed out, later admitted, that Ellsbury is not a strong defensive CF'er, to put it mildly. Now, on offense, you are quite loud for early May. Let's take a look at the large sample numbers, including a little over a month of this year: Career BA .291 OBP .345 (Hardly this "on base machine/next Ichiro") 2011 BA .295 OBP .350 (In line with his career metrics, as Hill points out) There is nothing "great hitting" about these numbers for a scatback profile. A few weeks doesn't make a season, despite the mass media drumbeat about his numbers of the last few weeks. Career averages are there for a reason, with the career high and low years being thrown out after the sample gets large enough. Career leading off an inning: BA .273 OBP .310 Career leading off the game BA .279 OBP .320 Career #1 in batting order BA .283 OBP .334 I'm not impressed by this, particularly when Crawford is on the books and in place for 142M. It is noteworthy that managment trumped Tocoby Bellsbury's agent on swinging for the fences to display homer pop, by forcing him to the bottom of the order and some days off until he changed his approach back to the slap hitter he is. I understand how giddy you are with Bellsbury's last two or three weeks. But read Hill's post, which is on the money. Remember, it's early May.
Posted by aseballGM[/QUOTE]
Are you baseballGM???? Are you the same guy? 2 posts????
Either way, no problem! You're just doubly laughable & boring now :)
I think you're definitely on to something though. Ellsbury & Lowrie are certainly the two BIG PROBLEMS on this team! Especially with what they currently cost the team dollar wise!!!!As my dad always says......... It's much better to say very little & have people think you're stupid, rather than say a lot & let them KNOW you are!!!!
Dude! Time to find a new song & dance routine..... I'm not sure why some still try to reason with you using facts, figures, stats., & logic...... It wouldn't matter what anybody said to you. You can always search, hunt, peck, & choose your own set of stats to bolster your own CLEARLY FLAWED ARGUMENT!!!!!!! :) :) :)
Still can't tell me who said it, can you???
"Lies, damned lies, & statistics....."
You're supposed to be at least marginally intelligent????? Right??????