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gobears1987
07-30-2005, 12:05 PM
We should call up Bajenaru instead of trading for a RP. Bajenaru is getting it done in the hitters park in Charlotte. Give him a shot in the majors.

munchman33
07-30-2005, 12:16 PM
This isn't the season to experiment with relievers that have borderline major league talent.

balke
07-30-2005, 12:17 PM
I think Baj did fine last season, and could do fine this season. But, he's a righty. Sox would want another lefty.

rowand33
07-30-2005, 12:20 PM
This isn't the season to experiment with relievers that have borderline major league talent.

bump.

Palehose13
07-30-2005, 12:26 PM
We should call up Bajenaru instead of trading for a RP. Bajenaru is getting it done in the hitters park in Charlotte. Give him a shot in the majors.

Sure...when the Sox can expand their roster in September and have the division pretty much wrapped up we can give him a try out. :wink:

elrod
07-30-2005, 01:01 PM
I don't buy this whole "need a lefty" thing. Politte is the best pitcher we have against left handed hitters. Cotts is the best we have against righties. If Marte gets back in his groove, he is just as lethal against lefties as Politte. Interetingly, Jenks is also great against lefties, but terrible against righties.

Good against lefties, in order of .BAA:
Politte, .146
Jenks, .154
Cotts, .225
Hermanson, .275
Marte, .286
Viz, .329


Against righties:
Cotts, .130
Politte, .163
Hermanson, .189
Marte, .197
Viz, .248
Jenks, .409

We have three pitchers who dominate lefties, and two who are average. This assumes Jenks can keep up his domination of lefties, of course, but even if it doesn't, we still have a very strong Politte and Cotts. Against righties we have four dominant relievers and one solid guy. Only Jenks stinks - and the same caveat applies before with Jenks.

We don't "need" a lefty. We need somebody who can get both sides out, but not a lefty specialist.

chaerulez
07-30-2005, 02:38 PM
I don't buy this whole "need a lefty" thing. Politte is the best pitcher we have against left handed hitters. Cotts is the best we have against righties. If Marte gets back in his groove, he is just as lethal against lefties as Politte. Interetingly, Jenks is also great against lefties, but terrible against righties.

Good against lefties, in order of .BAA:
Politte, .146
Jenks, .154
Cotts, .225
Hermanson, .275
Marte, .286
Viz, .329


Against righties:
Cotts, .130
Politte, .163
Hermanson, .189
Marte, .197
Viz, .248
Jenks, .409

We have three pitchers who dominate lefties, and two who are average. This assumes Jenks can keep up his domination of lefties, of course, but even if it doesn't, we still have a very strong Politte and Cotts. Against righties we have four dominant relievers and one solid guy. Only Jenks stinks - and the same caveat applies before with Jenks.

We don't "need" a lefty. We need somebody who can get both sides out, but not a lefty specialist.

Interesting to note that both left handed pitchers fare better against right handers than they do against lefties.

MHOUSE
07-30-2005, 03:05 PM
Bajenaru sucked last year, why would we want him to pitch anything but September call-up games? We need another verteran arm so that Politte and Marte can have a day off pitching late innings and we don't have to throw Viz or Jenks in there.