Re: Crisp traded to royals
- From: "Dano" <janeanddano@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 18:45:43 -0500
On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:10:29 -0600, "Magnus, Robot Fighter"
Crisp was a great defensive player, could steal, provided depth in
the outfield, hit over .300 after the AS break last year. Sox are
trading all that for another Manny Delcarmen? (whose lifetime stats
he greatly resembles)
And keep in mind those ok/mediocre-for a reliever-lifetime stats are
compiled in 2006/2007 Colorado (didn't pitch in Colorado's clutch WS
run) and 2008 KC. I predict he'll melt down like ice cream on hot
pavement in Boston. Just my 2 cents. Just a prediction.
Sorry. I hate this move. And I hate to see Coco in KC of all places.
What did Crisp hit for the first 2 1/2 years of his contract? They
already have an excellent defensive outfielder in Ellsbury who can
steal bases. For a backup outfielder, I prefer one that has a little
pop in his bat.
As for Crisp in KC, he's probably glad to be able to play full time
and would not have been happy to be a backup here for another year.
They also save around 5 million in salary and can pick up another backup, surely for much less. If Kotsay finds the possiblity of getting a starting job slim, he could yet re-sign. Then there is also Baldelli and a number of interesting names...like Gabe Kapler, Bobby Kielty, Eric Hinske, and even Trot Nixon. The point is...it's not that hard to come up with that 4th OFer. And Coco deserves a chance to start again. Even if it is in KC. I hope he does well and is happy. Good guy and an honorable man.
- Prev by Date: "source" says the Sox see Burnett as a priority
- Next by Date: Re: "source" says the Sox see Burnett as a priority
- Previous by thread: Re: Crisp traded to royals
- Next by thread: Re: Crisp traded to royals