I’d like to see Giolito, Lopez and Cease win all their starts. I want these guys confident going into 2020. Lopez has pitched well since the break without much to show for it.And at this point, why win games? I'll take a top 5ish pick again in next year's draft than finishing right around 12-15 for the draft.
I don't need them to win, but yes, pitch well. Similarly I want to see the fundamentals improve. (how long has that been a want for us?)I’d like to see Giolito, Lopez and Cease win all their starts. I want these guys confident going into 2020. Lopez has pitched well since the break without much to show for it.
Sounds like a perfect hitter, and the short is what makes him a poor first baseman...that takes outs away from your infield.Vaughn: saw 3 at bats, everyone was hitting tonight it seemed, left in the mid 4th (got a 5 year old) and the Sox team already had 8 runs.
First thing, he is really short. Not close to 6'. I was about 15 rows behind the dugout, and he looked like the shortest guy on the team during the anthem. Definitely a couple inches shorter than both opposing middle infielders. 5'10 at most. Doesn't run well, but we knew that.
He has a really thick lower body and you can tell his bat speed is above average. But more than that he's a savvy hitter. He doubled in his first two trips, the first a ball that two-hopped the wall in right center on a fastball away and the second a rope into the left field corner on a low breaking ball. Both were with two strikes. He's patient. He's a hitter. The power is there but more than that he's just a guy who can barrel the more than most. Got a ways to go but he's just such a natural hitter.
When I suggest Robert "split-time" at CF, Brett, I am assuming he slides to RF on that day, but thanks for the clarification.Robert is a five tool player. He's not a platoon player nor a late inning benched player for a better defensive guy.
Sorry if you took offense. I meant none.When I suggest Robert "split-time" at CF, Brett, I am assuming he slides to RF on that day, but thanks for the clarification.
I follow you, and my post was certainly unclear, but I am not confused...just because Robert might not be a true center fielder but is a better fielder than the other big bats that can play the corners, I am assuming to maximize the current line-up projection Robert needs to make half his starts in center field...
if you don't like that I suggest moving one of Jiminez/Abreu/Vaughn/Rutherford/Walker
No offense man. You flinched like a beaten animal there, but I understand around here.Sorry if you took offense. I meant none.
I see, sure, he could slide ver. If Jiminez isn't going to play average defense. Perhaps true of others. We still need one more impact OF that can play great defense and be average or better at the plate.
so no more Abreu?Really wish they would call up Robert, but I get it. You want the extra year of control. That's okay.
Madrigal is eating shit on the AAA scene, but his numbers are slowly getting better.
Gotta assume after the deadline for the extra year, barring no injuries/huge setbacks, in 2020 the Sox line up is partially made up of:
LF: Jiminez (I think he should DH, personally)
You can't tell me they didn't get a decent offer though honestly. I mean he was struggling but I find it hard to believe they didn't get a decent offer.Nah he wasn't putting up good numbers.
If he comes back, I hope its just a two year deal at most. 2/25 or some shit like that.