Posted by arvidjosef on 6/27/2012 12:49:00 PM (view original):
Posted by 05nomar05 on 6/27/2012 9:03:00 AM (view original):Admittedly, I have not been paying close attention this season.
Posted by arvidjosef on 6/26/2012 9:28:00 PM (view original):You are a fool if you think that Youk is better than Middlebrooks right now.
Posted by 05nomar05 on 6/25/2012 9:08:00 AM (view original):I disagree. Youk was, is and always will be better than Middlebrooks. It's a sign to me that hey they are dogging this season. Can't believe they traded him
Posted by mudbone1969 on 6/24/2012 6:05:00 PM (view original):The move was to put Gonzo back at 1B for good and to have Middlebrooks play everyday at 3B. It's a addition by subtraction.
You got two real sacks of laughable crap for Youk.
I can't stand the Debbie-downer fans in Boston.....can't stand the media either. Yeah, the Sox are really just throwing the season away.
I can however spot a flash in the pan.
Middlebrooks was uninspiring as a minor leaguer (solid extra bases but damn that K/BB split). Why would you think he'll make a competant major leaguer?
Youk statistically has been below average this season, yes. But he had earned the right to play here and turn it around (RE: David Ortiz).
It's called making adjustment. Dude is 23 and has shown major signs in adjusting his approach.
If we hold on to our aging vets and over pay them because of loyalty, we'll end up like the Yanks in the early 2000's. Spending a crap ton of $$$ and doing nothing with it.
Happy to have had Youk for 9 years....but he clearly hasn't been the same guy since 2010. Time to move on.