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A. Cavatica
04-10-2010, 06:43 PM
Can hit. Can play a nice third base in very limited action. Can set a nice tone in the clubhouse.

cards press box
04-10-2010, 06:49 PM
Can hit. Can play a nice third base in very limited action. Can set a nice tone in the clubhouse.

And the Red Sox would probably eat most of his salary, too, if the near deal with Texas was any indication. Lowell's stats (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lowelmi01.shtml) were pretty good last year and, as we have seen this week, the Sox need a shot in the arm. It might be a good idea.

veeter
04-10-2010, 07:19 PM
I really like Mike Lowell, but what would we have to give up?

guillen4life13
04-10-2010, 07:35 PM
I'd rather go after Lance Berkman.

102605
04-10-2010, 08:17 PM
Lowell would be a great DH option if we didn't already have Jones. I don't think Jones has gotten enough of a chance yet.

I don't think Lowell is an everyday 3B option though. Unless the Red Sox will swap him and Teahen and take on Teahen's new deal. :D:

oeo
04-10-2010, 08:22 PM
How about instead we take a step back and look at things in perspective: we're 5 games in, the offense can only go up from here. Even if you're not a fan of the offense, they're going to hit more than .150 or whatever they're hitting now after today.

Mike Lowell won't be a difference maker, no one player will, really. The offense needs to collectively get their heads out of their asses.

KMcMahon817
04-10-2010, 10:04 PM
How about instead we take a step back and look at things in perspective: we're 5 games in, the offense can only go up from here. Even if you're not a fan of the offense, they're going to hit more than .150 or whatever they're hitting now after today.

Mike Lowell won't be a difference maker, no one player will, really. The offense needs to collectively get their heads out of their asses.

You are correct. The offense will wake up, and everything will be just fine.

Lip Man 1
04-10-2010, 10:16 PM
McMahon:

You mean like in 2007 and 2009?

Lip

johnnyg83
04-10-2010, 10:34 PM
You'd have to play Lowell in the field, no DH ... he's an amazing defender.

DSpivack
04-10-2010, 10:35 PM
You'd have to play Lowell in the field, no DH ... he's an amazing defender.

Even now? I doubt he can hold up as a defender for a whole year.

oeo
04-10-2010, 10:44 PM
You are correct. The offense will wake up, and everything will be just fine.

I don't know if this is sarcasm or not, but I'm not saying everything will be fine and dandy. The offense still has its deficiencies, but they are better than this. If the pitching keeps doing what they're doing, then it will be a pretty good season.

McMahon:

You mean like in 2007 and 2009?

Lip

On the other side of that, they started out cold in 2008, as well. At the end of April they were batting .231 as a team. The difference was we were able to eke out some of those games despite our offensive problems. I still think that was 95-win team if Quentin, Linebrink, and Contreras don't all end up on the DL in the second half.

cards press box
04-11-2010, 01:22 AM
I'd rather go after Lance Berkman.

Berkman is 34 now and his numbers (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/berkmla01.shtml) were down last year. But at the right price, he would be a significant upgrade at DH.

Tragg
04-11-2010, 11:17 AM
If these guys are basically given away, then fine. But NO serious talent, no legitimate prospects, for either.

white sox bill
04-11-2010, 12:29 PM
McMahon:

You mean like in 2007 and 2009?

Lip

C'mon now Lip, we can't have bad offense 3 of 4 years now can we? Its the law of averages.

If your wondering if I'm kidding or not, I'm not sure myself. Teal?

KMcMahon817
04-11-2010, 05:50 PM
McMahon:

You mean like in 2007 and 2009?

Lip


Lip:

You mean like, its only like, what, I think like 6 games like into the season. I think like you should like chill out.:rolleyes:

asindc
04-11-2010, 06:03 PM
You'd have to play Lowell in the field, no DH ... he's an amazing defender.

I thought the issue with Lowell has been injuries the past couple of years, which is why Youkilis played some at 3B last year and is the reason they acquired Beltre. I don't know for sure, but I seem to remember reading that. At any rate, Lowell seems to be a DH-only player at this point.

BadBobbyJenks
04-11-2010, 06:12 PM
Lowell was so bad the Red Sox gave his replacement 10 million and are eating his salary.

johnnyg83
04-11-2010, 08:21 PM
He'd still be an upgrade in both the field and the plate over our current 3b.

asindc
04-11-2010, 08:38 PM
He'd still be an upgrade in both the field and the plate over our current 3b.

I watched him quite a bit against Baltimore the past two years. I seriously doubt the bolded part.

johnnyg83
04-11-2010, 08:56 PM
I'll defer to you then, but when he started this weekend against the Royals, the announcers were all over what a great defender he was. Maybe I misheard their verb tense.

asindc
04-11-2010, 09:13 PM
I'll defer to you then, but when he started this weekend against the Royals, the announcers were all over what a great defender he was. Maybe I misheard their verb tense.

I think it is a matter of health. Before I found out about his injury problems, I was wondering why he had lost so much range. It is like it is with Crede. IF he can stay healthy, he is a good defender.

Rockin Robin
05-05-2010, 04:03 PM
Lowell went 4-4 the other day and is hitting over .300...with limited playing time.

I wouldn't want him in the field, but i'd take him every day of the week over this rotating DH nonsense.

JermaineDye05
05-05-2010, 04:08 PM
I like him but he's got an awful lot of money coming his way, at least it's a lot the way this team is at financially right now.

kittle42
05-05-2010, 04:58 PM
Lowell went 4-4 the other day and is hitting over .300...with limited playing time.

I wouldn't want him in the field, but i'd take him every day of the week over this rotating DH nonsense.

Ozzie has made it repeatedly clear that the rotating DH nonsense is what he wants.

Now, if we just get rid of Ozzie...

harwar
05-05-2010, 06:16 PM
i would think he would be glad to get out of there .. i just saw an interview of John Lackey in the red sox clubhouse .. wow what a dump .. it looks like they were in some guys basement

Tragg
05-05-2010, 06:24 PM
I wouldn't want him in the field, but i'd take him every day of the week over this rotating DH nonsense.
Ozzie has made it clear that he wants his DHs to be able to play the field. That is why, per Ozzie Guillen, Kotsay is a better DH than Jim Thome.
Aren't the Sox blessed!

A. Cavatica
05-05-2010, 08:41 PM
Ozzie has made it repeatedly clear that the rotating DH nonsense is what he wants.

Now, if we just get rid of Ozzie...

Lowell for player-manager?