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Old 07-01-2013, 02:46 PM
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:56 PM
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Wise has been on the DL throughout this entire freefall, yet he's still public enemy No. 1 for some folks. No, he is not part of the solution, but damn, why are we always so quick to blame guys who are toiling on the margins anyway? Wise's impact on this season, positively or negatively, has been minimal at best.

And, Francoeur is among the worst players in the major leagues. We already have plenty of guys who suck. He is not an upgrade over Wise or even Jordan Danks. He'd just be a different person for people to bitch about.
If Wise were healthy and cut by the White Sox at the same time Francour was released by the Royals, I have no doubt Wise would be in a major league uniform before Wise. GMs like Wise far more than fans do, not that there is a very high bar there.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:45 PM
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Wise has been on the DL throughout this entire freefall, yet he's still public enemy No. 1 for some folks. No, he is not part of the solution, but damn, why are we always so quick to blame guys who are toiling on the margins anyway? Wise's impact on this season, positively or negatively, has been minimal at best.
But he wasn't on the margins. He was signed as our 9th position player. The bench matters...a lot. It's not him I'm yakking about - it's Sox management for signing him. There's simply no reason to sign a 35 year old who cannot hit and never has been able to hit...fringe or not (and he was not fringe). Heck the prior time the Sox signed him, he began the year as lead-off hitter, and only lost that, not because of his 150 average, but because he got hurt.

The Sox obviously love the guy. Send him to one of the minor league affiliates and get him started on a coaching career.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:38 PM
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I have no doubt Wise would be in a major league uniform before Wise.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:59 AM
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But he wasn't on the margins. He was signed as our 9th position player. The bench matters...a lot. It's not him I'm yakking about - it's Sox management for signing him. There's simply no reason to sign a 35 year old who cannot hit and never has been able to hit...fringe or not (and he was not fringe). Heck the prior time the Sox signed him, he began the year as lead-off hitter, and only lost that, not because of his 150 average, but because he got hurt.

The Sox obviously love the guy. Send him to one of the minor league affiliates and get him started on a coaching career.
He has 64 at-bats this year. He's inconsequential. And he's still been a better player than Francoeur this year.

When you're going through a bad season, the bums from other teams are better than the bums you've already got, I guess.
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For as horrible as that guy is, for 2011-2012 he was a pain for the Sox. He hit .306 against the Sox in 2011 and hit .246 with 3 homers in 2012.

He's a great athlete with a strong arm but he's just can't hit...unless it's against the Sox.
That's what I was thinking too. If Francoeur is gone from the Royals, good for the Sox.
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