View Full Version : BP on the Sox

05-13-2003, 02:42 PM

One of the things they talk about

Disastrous Performance: There's no clearer sign that a guy is pressing than when he's swinging a lot early in the count, and that is exactly what is happening with the struggling Joe Crede, whose average of 3.19 pitches per plate appearance is among the lowest in the league. Crede's defense is an asset, and he has nothing more to prove at Triple-A, so the Sox are going to have to stick this one out, and work on getting his confidence back up, perhaps resting him against tough right-handed pitchers.

05-13-2003, 03:56 PM
The thing that Dusty Baker is so good at across town--managing expectations by defining a clear role for each man on his roster--is Manuel's area of greatest weakness.