Kelly Gruber wrote:Don't be so sure of him not running:
Aug 1 After trading for Expos shortstop Orlando Cabrera and speedy Dodgers outfielder Dave Roberts, Red Sox general manager made it clear that the team needs to run more. "It was a flaw on this club," he told the team's official website.
Views: Roberts has 33 steals on the year and Cabrera has 12. We'd love to see the Red Sox get more active on the base paths.
After all, why would they trade for 2 speedsters if not to let them do what they do best?
Also, you were right, he did bat .280 in July and not .265
Click "last month on yahoo". He batted .280 in July, but yahoo says .265 over the last month (however the hell they define that, since it also says he had no steals and he's had 2 in July.)
Still, .280 with 2 steals, no homers, and a .681 OPS isn't decent.