Re: Theo needs a catcher, we need pitching
posted at 5/19/2012 4:46 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Theo needs a catcher, we need pitching
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Theo needs a catcher, we need pitching : Seriously? Do you even know what you're talking about? Bard might be last years miller and we all know he needs to return to the pen. Clay, who is coming back from an injury, doesn't have all of his command back yet and has been just as good or better than Garza through his career. Josh beckett had 4 straight quality starts before he had a bad start and Lester has given up 1 er in his last 14 innings. So I'm pretty sure they both have strung back to back good starts. As for Ross... Did you forget he was supposed to be a platoon player? Him and Sweeney were supposed to share time not both be starters. So... No Ross himself wasn't supposed to improve right field, which he is doing anyways, but him and Sweeney were. Unfortunately, Ellsbury went down and Crawford was on the DL longer then expected... Please... PLEASE pay attention a little.
Posted by zack5042[/QUOTE]
#1 Clay has had a Garza type career? No, Clay is one year younger, only had a little over a year of decent stuff with a much better lineup behind him which contributed to many of his wins. Clay has also only pitched 86 games, half of Matts career and a lot less "big game" performances.
#2 No, I didn't forget Ross is a platoon guy. All I said was he wouldn't hit any better at Fenway and isn't as good as Reddick could be. Very True, especially if Josh continues to hit LH and RH pitching while we still need to platoon guys in RF for any kind of production.
#3 Bard is "last years Miller" at this point. A couple very good pitches but no command of them. Yes he needs to return to the pen for now anyway.
Lastly, I think guys like Barnes, Lav, Middy and Bogaerts could have better careers than Clay, Renaudo, Youk, Salty and Iggy so at least our future looks brighter than the present.