Sunday, May 23, 2010

Red Sox

Well, the Sox have gotten good pitching and are beating people, even though they aren't scoring more. Just as I hoped last week.

I have had to eat my words earlier than expected on David Ortiz.


Gringo said...

This will increase the dilemma of whether to extend his contract or to let him go. Recall Branch Rickey and a year too early versus a year too late.

GM Roper said...

I will be very disappointed if they let Papi go. It reminds me of the brouhaha when of the University of Texas was "fired" after a loosing season. It is like all the winning seasons counted for naught. I suspect Papi is in a slump, not down and out.

The Red Sox traded the Babe too when he wasn't doing as well and look what he did in New York (yech).

Michael said...

Sorry, Roper. Your Babe statement is way off base. The year before the trade, Babe led the AL in R, RBI, HR, SLP and OBP. Hardly "not doing as well".

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Yes, go warily when commenting on baseball on my site. I tend to be moderately good at history and interpreting statistics, but Michael is often lurking, and he can remember pitch-counts years later.

I usually expect no more than grudging agreement, with a slight corrective, from either Ben or Michael.

Oh BTW, I'm not on anyone's twitter. Nothing personal.

Ben Wyman said...

Whoa, look who showed up to say "I told you so!"

I've been thrilled to see Papi make such a strong recovery, but it's worth mentioning that he's still a feast-or-famine hitter, even in his hot streaks. If he finishes the year above .265, I will be surprised.