Monday, June 16, 2008

Interleague Fun

The Red Sox took two out of three from the Reds this weekend. I hope this is a sign that they will bulldoze through the NL has they have in the past. If not for squandering another impressive outing from Justin Masterson (and his weird delivery) the Sox would've swept the Reds. Then again, they did overcome a blown save from Papelbon the following night. Sometimes you win when you're not supposed to and vice versa.

The Sox keep showing their depth as the offense continues to roll without Papi and without Manny on occasion. Undoubtedly, they will not be able to keep up this winning pace, but the more victories they can put in the bank now the better off they will be during the tough times.

Lastly, can we just pencil in Jacoby Ellsbury for two steals every night? Not only is he merciless on the base paths, he's a gold glove caliber outfielder, and in recent games, he's shown a bit of power. He's the AL version of Jose Reyes.


Joey said...

yeah jacoby is just like Jose reyes except he isn't a lazy doucebag. Ever since Reyes got the big contract he has done squadouce. If there is one thing on this blog everyone can agree on is that the mets suck. I say fire willie and omar at the all-star break.

Dan said...

Reyes' stats actually compare favorably to Ellsbury's at this point in the season. I keep hearing that Reyes has fallen off this year, but I don't watch enough Mets games to agree or disagree. The stats don't bear it out though.

Joey said...

the difference is Jacoby makes the league minimum. reyes makes $4.3 million on a back loaded contract. I'm just sayin'

Dennis said...

That's not a bad salary for Reyes' production though. Ellsbury doesn't have the power Reyes does, but is already a more disciplined hitter. Two good players, if I had to choose I would probably take Ellsbury at this point, but that could change very quickly.