Sunday, April 25, 2010

Boston Red Sox Hubris?

Early troubles have Boston Red Sox thinking of a few changes: "Publicly, the Red Sox hierarchy is insisting it's too early to start contemplating wholesale changes. Privately, however, they have already reached two conclusions:
1. In seeking to tighten up the defense by bringing in Adrian Beltre and Marco Scutaro at third base and shortstop respectively, and Mike Cameron to play center field, they underestimated how vulnerable they would become in the most important defensive position of all: catcher.
2. They cannot afford to wait half a season - as they did a year ago - for Ortiz, now 34, to start producing at DH."

No, the Red Sox knew how crappy there offense would be and counted on their catcher to make-up some of the difference. And they drank the defense stats Kool-aid.

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