Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
Robin according to the Tribune, told the fans at Sox-Fest today that strikeouts were an issue last season, simply to many. It's now a point of emphasis in the spring to make contact as much as possible.
Now whether or not some of these "hitters" can actually do something other than try to pull the ball for an 800 foot home run remains to be seen but I like the fact that Robin recognizes the problem and is going to have him and his staff work on it.
But how can that be? It was preached around here how strikeouts are not that bad. I would argue its when and where the k happens along with frequency. Just can't have a 3 hitter on pace to set MLB records for k's and hope to win too many games. Nell and I both last year begged to get Alex in the 3 hole. IMO it cost us a legit shot at division leaving him there. I hope this year we get contact hitting, especially with RISP.