Re: Why Wouldn't the Red Sox Give Cody Ross $8.5M per year when...
posted at 12/23/2012 1:08 PM EST
In response to carnie's comment:
In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:
In response to ADG's comment:
1. They gave Victorino $13M per year.
2. They gave Johnny Gomes $5M per year.
3. They gave (TBD) Mike Napoli $13M per year.
4. They have Stephen Drew $9.5M for one season.
Ben Cherington and the rest of the front office don't know what they are doing. We've seen what they have done the last three years, and in the last off season.
Perhaps because Ross has trouble playing any ball that is not a simple pop fly???? Just maybe? I love the guy, but he simply sucks in the field.
Plus, he doesn't exactly have a cannon for an arm. Seriously, I sometimes wonder if some of the people who post here even watch baseball.
True dat! They're told they should love Ross, so they parrot what they hear or read, without having actually watched the games.
I'm convinced that's how the soft one concocts his pathetic analysis of all things Red Sox. That's the problem with baseball being a "thinking man's game." Sure! It's great to study the stats, but far too many guys think that you can base all player evaluation on raw statistics. Ross has a big bat against LHP. Yep! He can put up some impressive power numbers? Yep. Can he play the field? It's frightening how bad he is in the field!!! Stat geeks simply don't have the game perspective to actually "flesh out" the stats.