Sp_Da_Man wrote:Would BOS ever consider switching up the lineup?
Manny at DH, Papi at 1B & Youklis in the OF somewhere?
They wouldn't do that on a regular basis. I could see it happening a few time over the rest of the year, but not too often. Plus, usually when Francona does something to the lineup to give someone rest, he benches all the good players on the same day so that we have no chance of winning, and Manny as DH, Papi at 1B, and Youk in the OF is too logical.
Yeah, it sure seems like that.
He's shown that he won't give Manny a rest at DH and put Ortiz at 1st. Maybe things change now with the injury.
BritSox wrote:...playing slightly below par for the rest of the year, which will hurt his baserunning and defense.
Should he really get credit for either of those when he isn't hurt?
Not to jump out at you, but I'm sick of Manny being made fun of for his bad fielding. He's really not that bad. He's made some bonehead plays, and there's the occasional mental lapse where he doesn't even see a fly ball or something, but for all those plays he makes, he makes one where he slides into the wall down the foul line, or guns a guy down at 2nd. He plays the green monster like no one else I've ever seen, and deserves much more credit than he is given.
He ALWAYS looks like he needs a map when he's in the outfield, but I agree that he is a pretty good fielder, although nothing spectacular.
[quote:4fef447375="Geek"]The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.[/quote]
Rotoworld wrote:Manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that reports of Manny Ramirez having a torn meniscus in his right knee are false. "Whatever they said, it's not accurate," Francona said. "It's unfortuante that that area of the media, if that's what you call it, can start some things. I don't think anybody's come out and said he's had a tear, and it's a little irritating to have to answer it." Tear or not, Ramirez's knee is obviously an issue heading into the second half. Jul. 13 - 9:30 am et Source: Providence Journal
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