Home > Game Previews, MLB > Game 93 pre–PEDRO CIRIACO IS THE FUCKING DH

Game 93 pre–PEDRO CIRIACO IS THE FUCKING DH

1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF – .302/.351/.396
2. Carl Crawford LF – .500/.583/.500
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B – .266/.326/.400
4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B – .296/.339/.439
5. Cody Ross RF – .269/.345/.557
6. Will Middlebrooks 3B – .291/.324/.520
7. Kelly Shoppach C – .270/.360/.540
8. Mike Aviles SS – .261/.286/.413
9. PEDRO FUCKING CIRIACO DH – .400/.417/.486

SP Clay Buchholz – 92.2 IP, 66 K, 35 BB, 15 HR, 5.54 ERA, 5.17 FIP, 4.55 xFIP

Oh, and Pedroia’s back and batting third despite the fact that he hurried back again and almost certainly isn’t fully healthy. But that’s not the story here. The story is that Pedro Ciriaco, who has a career .649 OPS at Triple-Fucking-A, is the designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, a team whose opening day payroll was estimated to be just over 175 million dollars.

The only guys on the 40-man roster who are true-talent worse hitters than Pedro Ciriaco are relief pitchers and Jose Iglesias. With Pedroia “healthy” and Punto and Aviles still unfortunately breathing, a guy like Ciriaco shouldn’t even be on the roster, let alone the designated fucking hitter. I don’t care that the White Sox are starting a lefthanded pitcher; why not use Salty or Sweeney to give someone (maybe one of your outfielders who just came back from the DL) a half day off? Why not just have Buchholz bat ninth and save Ciriaco to pinch run or fetch water or do some other thing more likely to produce value than giving him three plate appearances?

And once again, it sure is a great thing that we traded Youk for nothing. We never would have found playing time for him.

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: