Re: Wakefield gets the win, Ellsbury goes 3-for 5 with a homer, Varitek helps save the game last night...
posted at 7/7/2011 11:50 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Wakefield gets the win, Ellsbury goes 3-for 5 with a homer, Varitek helps save the game last night...
[QUOTE]McDonald "saved the game", last night.
Did you see the block of the plate by your anti-hero VTek? The guy would have been safe. You only see what you want to see. I see a great throw by DMac and a team effort win thanks to VTek and others.
Wakefield has been peppered with 27 hits in his last three waddles.
I thought you were ignoring WHIP for Wake. Now in a smaller sample, suddenly it takes on a higher value meaning?
His ERA is not far from the over 5 it's been since the last half of 2009.
You used to say over 5; I guess that means it is falling...
The younger talent would have done better,
I have asked you over ten time, who this "younger talent" is that is being held back by Wake. You naswered Miller in April... the guy that started off horribly in AAA and obviously needed fine tunning before taking the step up. You mentioned Doubront, who has been hurt and ineffective. Who else is Wake holding down?
while this guy gets a month or more on the de facto DL and then averages 6 or more days between goofball pitching.
How many times do i have to show you the numbers before your thick skull let's in some light? The guy has more starts and IP since he joined the rotation on May 22nd than any other starter on the staff. Nobody has avgeraged a start every 5 days, since Tito gives everyone an extra day when the team gets a day off.
Ellsbury has reached double digits in homers for the first time in his Ted Williams like career. He's been weak agianst LHP this year. Despite a Crawford career high season, to July, he is what his career averages say he is.
He is doing much better than his career numbers were before the start of 2011: the numbers you said he'd end up with at season's end.
Perfect time to deal him for Kemp, who is what Ellsbury can never be. But more importantly, Kemp is what the Red Sox need in the present and the future.
His "future" is short, in terms of team control.
Despite Salty's past ball, his pitching was good with the pen.
You mean "pass ball"?
He's still a lousy defender. Varitek is as bad as Wastefield, on the "where would the Red Sox be without him" nonsense.
Wake up and smell the coffeee.
A solid young defensive catcher would be better than Varitek, but as long as he's here there isn't hardly any Red Sox fan who will admit that replacing him would improve the position. The assumption is that a younger alternative to two old fossils like Wakefield and Varitek could not possibly do as well as these "classy" loyal heroes. Nonsense.
Of course there are some young players who could do better than Wake and Vtek, but to get one that is a certainty to do better would be highly costly. Teams don't just give away top young catchers and starters, and despite your twisted dreams, we do not have a great defenseive young guy ready to play MLB in our system, and we do not have a MLB ready starter either. Dream on. Nighmare on.
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