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Old 09-18-2013, 10:10 AM
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Outside of Hawk being blind with handing him the captain patch for the future, how could this guy even be your starter next season?

Hits for no power and look at now, back to reality with a .260 avg.

His glove is also very overrated (again Hawk) and his throwing is starting to remind me of Chuck Knoblauch.

I know this team has plenty of wholes, but 2B might be a good place to start.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:36 AM
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Beckham stinks, no doubt, but unfortunately, the Sox need an upgrade at, at least, 6 or 7 positions so Beckham remains one of the team's least pressing problems. But hopefully one of the young middle infielders pushing up through the system, be it Semien, Sanchez, or Micah Johnson, will force him out, because yeah, he's bad at baseball.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:58 AM
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Yeah of all the changes that need to be made, Beckham seems like one of the lower priorities. To me, #1 is catcher.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:05 AM
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In an ideal lineup, Beckham is hitting 9th and providing adequate defense, like a Mark Ellis type.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:53 PM
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In an ideal lineup, Beckham is hitting 9th and providing adequate defense, like a Mark Ellis type.
Good comparison there. Beckham may never be the Michael Young doubles machine that we all hoped he would be, but he can certainly fill that Mark Ellis role. As others have posted, there are larger black holes in this lineup that need to be filled other than 2B. It starts with catcher, 1B, and LF.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:16 AM
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outside of hawk being blind with handing him the captain patch for the future, how could this guy even be your starter next season?

Hits for no power and look at now, back to reality with a .260 avg.

His glove is also very overrated (again hawk) and his throwing is starting to remind me of chuck knoblauch.

I know this team has plenty of wholes, but 2b might be a good place to start.

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Old 09-18-2013, 11:53 AM
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Beckham shows what a horrendous situation the Sox are in the near future. I'm sure hes still considered a position player to build around because there really is no one out there to be considered a building block except A. Garcia. With a pittance of worth on the club and minors to trade for all the holes to be filled, this year may look not so bad compared to next. At this point hes a keeper as long as they dont extend his contract.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:00 PM
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OMG! From watching today's game, I just realized that Josh Phegley has the same number of RBI as Beckham!!!!!! That is ridiculous. .
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:51 PM
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Not sure if you can use this season as an accurate assessment of his power considering he came back (very quickly) from a wrist injury that affects his power.

Otherwise this is a tedious argument to have. He's cheap, he's an above average defender, and he can get on hot streaks that can help carry a team.

And I do think he has the makeup of a good team leader. Pencil me in as in agreement with the Hawkeroo.
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Not sure if you can use this season as an accurate assessment of his power considering he came back (very quickly) from a wrist injury that affects his power.

Otherwise this is a tedious argument to have. He's cheap, he's an above average defender, and he can get on hot streaks that can help carry a team.

And I do think he has the makeup of a good team leader. Pencil me in as in agreement with the Hawkeroo.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:44 PM
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[QUOTE=shingo10;3082709

Otherwise this is a tedious argument to have. He's cheap, he's an above average defender, and he can get on hot streaks that can help carry a team.

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He is a career .248 hitter. He is a #9 hitter at best----he does not carry a team.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:37 PM
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OMG! From watching today's game, I just realized that Josh Phegley has the same number of RBI as Beckham!!!!!! That is ridiculous. .
And of the two, Phegley has a lot more upside, IMO.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:31 PM
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Outside of Hawk being blind with handing him the captain patch for the future, how could this guy even be your starter next season?

Hits for no power and look at now, back to reality with a .260 avg.

His glove is also very overrated (again Hawk) and his throwing is starting to remind me of Chuck Knoblauch.

I know this team has plenty of wholes, but 2B might be a good place to start.
Too bad he can't hit like Knoblauch! As for Hawk he see's every player the Sox get as the second coming of Mickey Mantle or Sandy Koufax.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:11 PM
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As for Hawk he see's every player the Sox get as the second coming of Mickey Mantle or Sandy Koufax.

Its part of his job responsibilities to be the carnival barker and promote the greatest show on earth.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:45 PM
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If you have a better solution (and I don't mean a generic reply of "Find someone better"), lets hear it. Give us a name. Who's the answer?
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