- Aug 12, 2017
What are we arguing? Maybe you are trying to morph this argument into something it isn't? Specifically what I said to you or whoever responded to my post about "going off" can't change the meaning of my definition to your own definition. I don't think most managers see the game like you are trying to do if you are suggesting a .180 CF outstanding defensively is a position type player you wouldn't consider platooning. I think you are making up "what most managers would do." The SOx didn't have much of an alternative before Pearce, but they got a RH bat now not only for 1B, and to sub Beni.My "narrative" is whether santa Claus delivers me cases of Dogfish 90 during JBJ's at bat.
That also makes little sense and is not how most managers see the game.
Anyhow, at this moment I said I'd play him. So what's the problem? As for how mangers see the game- you think if JBJ hits .180 they won't take him out more and use Pearce unless the other bottom of the order guys hit so you don't have for example up to 4 holes in the lineup? When they got Pearce DD specifically said he is a 1B and an OF. An outfielder too. An outfielder too. If he goes to .180 again while Pearce is hitting very well vs LH pitching and the SOx need to win to keep up with trying to win the division vs gettign the wild card, while the other guys 6-9 struggle hitting - we'll see "how managers see the game." Now that they have a RH bat and if Moreland continues to play at all-star level vs other AL 1B. I hope this doesn't morph this into "I hate JBJ."
There is reason why WAR has him 22nd - 24th CF. It's because of his lousy hitting. You want to say that's okay and most managers would go with your view - okay. We can respectfully agree to disagree. But right now I'm all for playing him too.