Middlebrooks is the key for the 2013 Red Sox Playoff Hopes

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    Re: Middlebrooks is the key for the 2013 Red Sox Playoff Hopes

    Anyone who can step up and be a consistent 5 slot hitter behind Papi can be the key to our further success. Middy certainly could be that guy someday, but the point softy made was that Middy had to have a big year for us to even have a slight chance of making the playoffs.

    I didn't think we had much of a shot either, but the difference is, I have admitted where I went wrong. The clown is incapable of doing that.

     
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    Re: Middlebrooks is the key for the 2013 Red Sox Playoff Hopes

    In response to The4040club's comment:
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    The sox effort was by the whole team.  Even last night Vic caught himself using the I word and quickly went back to the team concept.

    When Middy went back to triple A, I believe there was a little revolving door over at third.  When Middy came back to the sox he did so with a better arm and bat.  I believe this is when the sox started to add room between themselves and the rest of the division.  I am sure someone will let me know if I am wrong. 

    Interesting that a few went to great lengths to get comments by softy deleted, yet all they do is talk about him.

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    Also interesting that you talk about the people that talk about him.

    This whole board is interesting.

     
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    Also interesting that you talk about the people that talk about him.

    This whole board is interesting.

    Wow! That's interesting!

     
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    Re: Middlebrooks is the key for the 2013 Red Sox Playoff Hopes

    Compare the 2014 numbers of these two thirdbasemen, born 25 days apart, who played this year for postseason teams that won 97 and 92 games, respectively, in the regular season:

    Player A DOB 9-9-88 94 G, 374 PA, .227/.271/.425/.696, OPS+ 88, WAR* 0.3

    Player B DOB 10-4-88 94 G, 308 PA, .225/.270/.398/.668, OPS+ 88, WAR 0.5

    This year Player A spent 45 games in the International League, posting a .268/.327/.464/.790 line in 196 plate appearances while Player B spent 27 games in the International League, posting a .390/.456/.676/1.132 line in 125 plate appearances.

    This season Player A posted a UZR/150 of -8.3 in 797.2 innings at third base while Player B posted a UZR/150 of -4.6 in 697 innings at third base.

    In 2012 each player had an extended stay on the disabled list with a broken bone after being hit with a pitch.

    Player A entered the 2012 season as Baseball America's 51st-ranked prospect while Player B entered the 2010 season as BA's 31st-ranked prospect and the 2011 season as BA's 25th-ranked prospect.

    Their minor league lines (coming in many of the same leagues):

    Player A 1902 PA, .275/.332/.455/.788, 144 BB (7.6%), 487 K (25.6%)

    Player B 1905 PA, .282/.351/.470/.821, 158 BB (8.3%), 309 K (16.2%)

    Player A is Boston's Will Middlebrooks and Player B is Cleveland's Lonnie Chisenhall, who might be a decent comp in determining Middlebrooks' trade value (although Middlebrooks apparently has one more year of team control than Chisenhall does).

    * Wins Above Replacement as reported at FanGraphs

     
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    Re: Middlebrooks is the key for the 2013 Red Sox Playoff Hopes

    In response to hill55's comment:
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    Compare the 2014 numbers of these two thirdbasemen, born 25 days apart, who played this year for postseason teams that won 97 and 92 games, respectively, in the regular season:

    Player A DOB 9-9-88 94 G, 374 PA, .227/.271/.425/.696, OPS+ 88, WAR* 0.3

    Player B DOB 10-4-88 94 G, 308 PA, .225/.270/.398/.668, OPS+ 88, WAR 0.5

    This year Player A spent 45 games in the International League, posting a .268/.327/.464/.790 line in 196 plate appearances while Player B spend 27 games in the International League, posting a .390/.456/.676/1.132 line in 125 plate appearances.

    Player A entered the 2012 season as Baseball America's 51st-ranked prospect while Player B entered the 2010 season as BA's 31st-ranked prospect and the 2011 season as BA's 25th-ranked prospect.

    Player A is Boston's Will Middlebrooks and Player B is Cleveland's Lonnie Chisenhall, who might be a decent comp in determining Middlebrooks' trade value (although Middlebrooks apparently has one more year of team control than Chisenhall does).

    * Wins Above Replacement as reported at FanGraphs

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    I doubt Middy gets traded. I think Ben likes Bogey at SS. Even if Bogey plays 3B, Middy can play 1B.

    With Cecchini on the rise, things could change quickly.

     
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    Re: Middlebrooks is the key for the 2013 Red Sox Playoff Hopes

    This is just a hunch but if WMB ever starts to play first base it won't be to find a place for his bat.  It will be because his bat doesn't progress at all, he doesn't cut down in the strike outanother increasing his positional versatility is essential to his big league career.

    I think he has a better chance of being our 3bman.  In my opinion if he's ever playing first,it's not a good sign. 

     
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    Re: Middlebrooks is the key for the 2013 Red Sox Playoff Hopes

    A team might be hard-pressed to find a home for a firstbaseman whose on-base percentage might not exceed .300.

     
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    Re: Middlebrooks is the key for the 2013 Red Sox Playoff Hopes

    This all must be driving Master Softlaw's insanity crazy.

     
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