In response to Kingface12's comment:
In response to greenwellforpresident's comment:
In response to softlaw2's comment:
“We’re certainly not taking away from what Jose has done, but we signed a premium guy in the offseason to be our starting shortstop and we’re not going to look at an injury to cause him to lose his job,” Farrell said.
A. S. Drew is a double time reject in the dumspter veteran player
B. His best season was a long time ago
C. In his best season, he was never a premium hitter
D. He's always been a non-premium defensive SS
E. Manager John is taking away from what Iglesias with this team has done
F. Iglesias was better in spring training, before Drew was hit in the head
G. S. Drew has never done anything to earn the starting SS with the Red Sox, in spring training, his last years, for any team.
H. Manager John saying "we signed a premium guy" is an admission that performance and merit have nothing to do with the allocation of playing time
I. Management made a mistake paying 10 million dollars premium for a has been veteran SS, when they already had Iglesias and Ciriaco at a much better value and with much better defensive capability and the proven at the MLB ability to produce plate appearances in the same weak profile that is retread veteran reject injury damaged goods S. Drew
J. If Red Sox management was professional, they would look at the merit, look at the start the team is off to, and force S. Drew to the bench where he'll get his chance to actually earn premium playing time for a premium contract player. They should DFA Carp, whose done nothing and offers nothing, and put Drew on the depth chart as back-up SS and backup 1st baseman (don't tell me he can't play backup first base better than Carp!). If Ortiz and his premium contract ever come off the paid while not working list, they should then use Nava's last option to park him in AAA until Ortiz goes back down to the "I'm washed up and broken down list and playing cards with A-Roid" list, and until Drew gets enough time to prove why he was never able to earn the starting SS in the first place and management gets to find out if he's a team player or just an overpaid whiner who is simply auditioning for another contract. If Drew earns the job, unlikely, they can then use him in that bench role if he doesn't pout and whine to his agent about it. But if he does, they can put him the doghouse for mop-up game duty until they find a team who loses a SS with long term injury and write some of that stupid contract off or, if no team has such a middle infield injury, they can write it all off and get back a farm scrap to give management something to use for PR spin
K. Managment needs to stop signing overpriced FA's and ignoring performance like they planned to do with Bradley, when allocating playing time and filling roster spots.
L. If Management makes a mistake or a FA signee gets hurt and another player outperforms him, make the playing time and roster decision based on the merits, not the size of the contract
M. Managment needs to be professional and not let embarrassment of having a 10 million free agent new guy acquisition sitting on the bench in his new bench role and/or awaiting a 'trade"
N. "nuff this nonsense, I'm tired of this mickey mouse managment "premium guy" nonsense. Play the best players based on the merits of their performance, and, not, not based on what some guy did years ago before two other teams threw him in the "we aint payin' for that guy anymore" dumpster!
I actually agree with you. This is basically what I said when they signed Drew. It meant that Iggy probably wouldn't get a fair shot. However, it's too bad that you can't voice your opinion without your typical long-winded vitriol.
It's all he knows......no idea why I would waste my time reading something like that in my spare time..... even more importantly....why would ANYBODY waste that much of their free time writing all of that??!! ........unless all they have is free time......Hmmmmmmmmmm
It wasn't free time. Remember, he's allegedly a lawyer. I'm sure he charged someone for the time.
Yeah.....I don't think so.... probably another lie.....