Re: Salty pullin a Pedey???
posted at 5/23/2011 7:35 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Salty pullin a Pedey???
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Salty pullin a Pedey??? : Babe, You're a Yankee fan??? Not that it matters.... BUT! If you're telling me you had no reservations about Salty, then you must be one really patient fan.... Of course, one can afford to be overly patient when watching the competition? Have you been this patient with Posada? etc. on the Yankees? The thing with Salty was that his whole game seemed to be effecting the team??? Although, everything was going wrong that first month, so every little mistake the guy was making got magnified... I was more frustrated that the Sox put him in that position to begin with... Too young & inexperienced to take on that role, at that time.... Going to Tek more often has certainly taken a lot of the heat off the kid! Exactly what I was calling for. Just curious? You actually seem like a pretty decent guy from what I've read on here.
Posted by redsoxdirtdog[/QUOTE]
Before the season even began, I've been preaching to give him the WHOLE YEAR. You have to give this kid some slack, let him know he's not going to AAA, and see if he could build a little confidence and start to meet that potential. That's common practice for such a highly touted prospect. The Rangers never let him have the job without looking over his shoulder, and that has to effect a player, especially a young, unproven one.
I'm glad he's stating to put it together, you can just tell by the way he swings now, even on misses, that he's batting with a TON of confidence compared to earlier in the year. He's looking to drive the ball, not just hoping the bat hits it.
As for his defense...when did Sox fans become so obsessed with cathing D? Was it when the sox under Kerrigan didn't even worry about base runners? Was it after Tek broke his arm and went from being average, to below average? Longing for the 80s when the Sox had a long line of forgettable catchers? I just don't get it.