Red Sox Notes: Gonzalez, Ramirez, Scutaro

The Red Sox beat the Blue Jays today, so they have now won three consecutive games for the first time all season. Here's the latest on the Red Sox:


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bomberj11
4 years 4 months ago

Thanks Scoot! Great team player.

Holidayjesus
4 years 4 months ago

Lowrie seems to be the real deal, just look what he did last season.

4 years 4 months ago

He’s always done well when he’s played. However, his problem is health — in his career thus far, Lowrie has been more fragile than an egg. Hopefully he can stay healthy moving forward.

phoenix2042
4 years 4 months ago

reminds me of JD Drew, good when he plays, but the annual injury puts a damper on it.

You're Killing Me Smalls
4 years 4 months ago

I know that Jed has missed A LOT of time, but both of the situations were kind of dumb luck. His wrist injury was misdiagnosed, and then he got mono (rough stuff). The wrist could cause some concern, but the mononucleosis was overall a tough break…

I for one can’t wait for this kid to turn into a beast…

John LeClair
4 years 4 months ago

I think if Jed keeps hitting we should just try and package Jose Iglesias and a few other prospects for any big name pitcher that may become available July 31st. That is however if Jed stays hitting and stays healthy.

leberquesgue
4 years 4 months ago

Lowrie will regress. His BABIP is .478, so he is bound to regress sooner or later. And pinning the future of Boston’s shortstop position on four months of good health from someone with Lowrie’s track record would be cavalier, to put it politely. I would sooner see Lowrie dangled as trade bait, in an attempt to sell high.

0bsessions
4 years 4 months ago

Yeah, I’m loving the way he’s hitting right now, but anyone watching Lowrie knows his numbers are going to have to normalize eventually. He’s gotten some more than generous scorekeeping calls (A couple hits that could’ve easily been scored errors) and a lot of extremely cheap hits. Remy commented on it the other day, but Lowrie seemed to be getting all of the breaks the team’s needed in regards to where the ball falls (Compared to Crawford who, while pressing, has gotten a whole lot of bad luck to make matters worse).

He’s definitely got some quality potential, but Lowrie is playing waaaaaaaay over his head right now. If Epstein traded Iglesias based off of Lowrie’s current performance, he should be fired on the spot.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

that is some serious hyperbole

0bsessions
4 years 4 months ago

Life isn’t nearly as fun without hyperbole. Now I’m not saying Lowrie’s going to be a bust and we should by no means trade Iglesias (If the Mariners inexplicably came knocking with Hernandez for a package centered around Iglesias I’d be packing his bags myself), but trading Iglesias for the sake of trading him based off of Lowrie’s start, as some have implied should be done, would be a very, very stupid thing to do.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

depends entirely on the talent coming back imo

a trade of any kind happening before the deadline is supremely unlikely. if lowrie’s production is very good for half the year and the talent coming back is significant, it’s not a crazy proposition

my preference right now? trade nobody

0bsessions
4 years 4 months ago

Basically my point. While yeah, if someone’s going to offer more than Iglesias’ projected worth, by all means, ship him out, but there’s no sense in getting rid of him unless we’re getting $1.50 on the dollar just because Lowrie’s having a good April, which some people seem to think is the logical solution.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

“Lowrie will regress.”

he’s not going to hit .516 this year?!?!

regression to the league average BABIP would put his batting average at .338. what a bummer

lowrie’s “track record” involves fluke injuries separating solid development from a kid with a good prospect pedigree. i’m as hesitant to crown him a star as anybody, but at this point it would be a bigger surprise if he didn’t turn into a solid everyday player

iglesias could be the next pokey reese for all we know. he’s a defensive star, but he hasn’t really had an opportunity to show anything with the bat. trading lowrie before he does might be the bigger mistake

BoSoXaddict
4 years 4 months ago

No matter how well Lowrie hits, Iglesias isn’t getting traded.

4 years 4 months ago

The thing is he’s had a broken hand from when a pitch hit him and mono. Neither of those seem to be things to worry about in the future.

Threat_Level_RedSox
4 years 4 months ago

Given Iglesias presence in the organization i’d say Lowrie’s future on the red sox may be as a DH-Utility player like Michael Young’s Position in Texas. If Lowrie can play at a .280/.370/.520 clip lwith 50-55 XBH like his 2010 numbers suggest then he could easly push Ortiz out of Boston next season (.243/.408/.351, 3XB, 5 RBI since Texas).

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

michael young is only in the wasteful spot he is because he can’t play defense. anywhere. just-turned-27 jed lowrie can. he’s not going to be a DH/utility infielder

Threat_Level_RedSox
4 years 4 months ago

Iglesias is top notch defender and Pedroia, Youk and Gonzalez all have gold gloves, Unless he can become a catcher he will have to be religated into a DH/Utility infielder if is to remain in Boston.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

gold gloves are a ludicrous measure and youkilis earned his at first base, not third. if someone’s getting knocked out of that infield, it’s kevin

MaineSox
4 years 4 months ago

I saw somewhere (probably WEEI) John Kruk suggested the Sox should put Lowrie in right field next year. I’m thinking Lowrie at third and Youk at DH is more likely.

notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

i don’t like the idea of limiting youk’s/gonzalez’s value by sticking one/both in the DH spot, but it might be the best option for 2012-13

as far as i can tell, right field in 2012 is ryan kalish’s spot to lose. if he and iglesias both hit competently at pawtucket this season, i don’t see any sense in leaving either player down there for another year

so assuming they’re both in the lineup and lowrie continues to produce, i do think you’re looking at a trade situation. though i guess that also requires the assumption that youk’s value doesn’t prove to be killed at 3b this year

i just think that given the kind of player youkilis is (and the kind of player gonzalez is, for that matter), forcing him to only hit may have a negative effect. and given the relative ease with which a “position” like DH can be filled on the market, i have a hard time embracing the idea of slotting either player there

MaineSox
4 years 4 months ago

I definitely agree, I think as long as Youk proves to be a competent 3B that is where he needs to be. My comment was meant more that Lowrie in right is really unlikely, not that Youk at DH is likely.

privey
4 years 4 months ago

The Yankees never did what Boston did cheating the MLB system and signing a player after opening day to save money. Cheating the system! I hope the commissioner has the balls to do something about it. Forfeit a 1st round draft choice would be good for the first time.

Ben_Cherington
4 years 4 months ago

what would you do? Would you rather spend the extra 4 mil?

4 years 4 months ago

While it’s a loophole, I wouldn’t say the Red Sox “cheated.” A team can sign a player they already control to an extension whenever they want, right? Would you ban all in-season extensions or only those just after opening day?

Ben_Cherington
4 years 4 months ago

Hey Fake! Im Fantasy, good to meet you! I look forward to working with you! Now if we can just get the imposter John Henry we will be ready to go!

4 years 4 months ago

Sure thing! You’re the boss.

FauxLarryLucchino
4 years 4 months ago

Hey, get back to work, you two.

Ben_Cherington
4 years 4 months ago

did you just make that name up to be apart of our conversation?! LOL im speechless

bostiguy
4 years 4 months ago

And coming off of shoulder surgery, there is clearly an argument that they wanted to see how he felt playing full time before signing a mega-deal.