tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post7342557379208331799..comments2015-04-18T21:32:25.630-04:00Comments on the joy of sox: Stephen Drew Joins The Red Soxallanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04673233312198832937noreply@blogger.comBlogger16125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-42251659823167817092012-12-18T22:31:52.115-05:002012-12-18T22:31:52.115-05:00This signing is too cool. Drew was .850-ish OPS in...This signing is too cool. Drew was .850-ish OPS in his two best seasons, so there's a definite ceiling there. And there was no point saving our pennies this year.Zenslingerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06040836002694584468noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-19049769000887078032012-12-18T17:49:40.996-05:002012-12-18T17:49:40.996-05:00ON FIRE, THE SEQUEL!!!!ON FIRE, THE SEQUEL!!!!Rick (f/k/a westcoastsox)http://www.blogger.com/profile/03763087774180814987noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-18044051282984472442012-12-18T15:00:21.747-05:002012-12-18T15:00:21.747-05:00OTM: What Stephen Drew Means To Boston's Short...OTM: <a href="http://www.overthemonster.com/2012/12/17/3776388/what-stephen-drew-means-to-bostons-shortstop-prospects" rel="nofollow">What Stephen Drew Means To Boston's Shortstop Prospects</a>allanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04673233312198832937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-51919432582979159172012-12-18T13:43:56.014-05:002012-12-18T13:43:56.014-05:00JD Drew, on his brother playing for the Sox: here....JD Drew, on his brother playing for the Sox: <a href="http://bostonherald.com/print/1062007141" rel="nofollow">here</a>.allanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04673233312198832937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-80270267957070233832012-12-18T11:57:58.230-05:002012-12-18T11:57:58.230-05:00Maybe a new team stat: stability by position versu...Maybe a new team stat: stability by position versus league average? Would be interesting to see whether it correlates to post-season success, for instance.FenFanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07093124081174881768noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-70835644700538755702012-12-18T11:55:50.902-05:002012-12-18T11:55:50.902-05:00You definitely dove a little deeper in your assess...You definitely dove a little deeper in your assessment. I was looking only at who had the most starts each season by position.<br /><br />Interesting that if Alex Cora had made some of the starts in place of Lugo in 2008, I would have ID'd eight instead of seven in my original list!FenFanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07093124081174881768noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-50993967061878933232012-12-18T11:45:21.693-05:002012-12-18T11:45:21.693-05:00It's not only SS.
In 2006, we used 10 players...It's not only SS. <br />In 2006, we used 10 players in LF, including Carlos Pena for one start!!allanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04673233312198832937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-90112307392162830422012-12-18T11:38:36.071-05:002012-12-18T11:38:36.071-05:00I think that's 30 since the start of 2004.I think that's 30 since the start of 2004.allanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04673233312198832937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-80669454245463880122012-12-18T11:36:54.461-05:002012-12-18T11:36:54.461-05:00Here we go!
Shortstops and games played.
2004
Ree...Here we go!<br />Shortstops and games played.<br /><br />2004<br />Reese 71<br />Cabrera 57<br />Nomar 37<br />Crespo 27<br />Gutierrez 6<br />Bellhorn 1<br /><br />2005<br />Renteria 153<br />Vazquez 12<br />Cora 11<br />Ramirez 2<br />Bellhorn 1<br />Machado 1<br /><br />2006<br />Gonzalez 111<br />Cora 63<br />Pedroia 6<br /><br />2007<br />Lugo 145<br />Cora 33<br />Clayton 1<br /><br />2008<br />Lugo 81<br />Cora 69<br />Lowrie 49<br />Velazquez 1<br /><br />2009<br />Green 81<br />Gonzalez 44<br />Lugo 32<br />Lowrie 26<br />Woodward 4<br />Velazquez 4<br /><br />2010<br />Scutaro 132<br />Lowrie 23<br />Navarro 15<br />Hall 6<br />Sanchez 1<br />Lopez 1<br /><br />2011<br />Scutaro 109<br />Lowrie 49<br />Aviles 8<br />Iglesias 8<br />Sutton 4<br />Navarro 3<br /><br />2012<br />Aviles 128<br />Iglesias 24<br />Ciriaco 12<br />Punto 6<br />DeJesus 1allanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04673233312198832937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-25212490191620137122012-12-18T10:52:58.824-05:002012-12-18T10:52:58.824-05:00I suppose that I should reference where I'm ge...I suppose that I should <a href="http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/BOS/pos.shtml" rel="nofollow">reference</a> where I'm getting my information versus stating bbref.com.FenFanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07093124081174881768noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-18968378662769636222012-12-18T10:49:17.637-05:002012-12-18T10:49:17.637-05:00Back to bbref.com! Players with most starts for th...Back to bbref.com! Players with most starts for the Red Sox since 2004 by position:<br /><br />C: Jason Varitek (2004-2009), Victor Martinez (2010), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (2011-2012)<br />1B: Kevin Millar (2004-2005), Kevin Youkilis (2006-2010), Adrian Gonzalez (2011-2012)<br />2B: Mark Bellhorn (2004-2005), Mark Loretta (2006), Dustin Pedroia (2007-2012)<br />3B: Bill Mueller (2004-2005), Mike Lowell (2006-2009), Adrian Beltre (2010), Youkilis (2011), Will Middlebrooks (2012)<br />LF: Manny Ramirez (2004-2008), Jason Bay (2009), Bill Hall (2010), Carl Crawford (2011), Daniel Nava (2012)<br />CF: Johnny Damon (2004-2005), Coco Crisp (2006-2008), Jacoby Ellsbury (2009), Darnell McDonald (2010), Ellsbury (2011-2012)<br />RF: Gabe Kapler (2004), Trot Nixon (2005-2006), J.D. Drew (2007-2011), Cody Ross (2012)<br />DH: David Ortiz (2004-2012)<br /><br />So the totals are:<br /><br />C: 3 players<br />1B: 3 players<br />2B: 3 players<br />3B: 5 players<br />SS: 7 players<br />LF: 5 players<br />CF: 4 players<br />RF: 4 players<br />DH: 1 player<br /><br />Looks like third base and left field have seen some recent "instability," too, with a different player at each position over the past four seasons. Not something that I noticed until now.<br /><br />Regardless, the shortstop role has been the most unstable position in the Boston lineup since Garciaparra's departure. I don't need bbref.com to know that. ;-)FenFanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07093124081174881768noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-24624462074205570702012-12-18T10:29:47.330-05:002012-12-18T10:29:47.330-05:00Okay, it's not really a fact! :>)
Ha! :-)
...<em>Okay, it's not really a fact! :>)</em><br /><br />Ha! :-)<br /><br />But now you have me curious...FenFanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07093124081174881768noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-3492192441886076542012-12-18T09:53:09.036-05:002012-12-18T09:53:09.036-05:00Okay, it's not really a fact! :>)Okay, it's not really a fact! :>)<br />allanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04673233312198832937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-56750946537606676892012-12-18T07:53:35.207-05:002012-12-18T07:53:35.207-05:00Drew is the 100th shortstop we have had since 2004...<em>Drew is the 100th shortstop we have had since 2004. ... True fact.</em><br /><br />Let's see, who have we used? By number of games played at that position (per bbref.com):<br /><br />2004: Pokey Reese<br />2005: Edgar Renteria<br />2006: Alex Gonzalez<br />2007: Julio Lugo<br />2008: Julio Lugo<br />2009: Nick Green<br />2010: Marco Scutaro<br />2011: Marco Scutaro<br />2012: Mike Aviles<br /><br />It truly has been a revolving door at short...<br /><br />Most starts at that position in team history?<br /><br />No, not Garciaparra (956 games)... <br /><br />No, not Burleson (1005 games)...<br /><br />Everett Scott with 1093 games between 1914 and 1921.<br /><br />He also had the longest consecutive game stretch (1037 games) between 1916 and 1925. From the bbref.com Bullpen: "On May 6, 1925, [now playing for the MFY,] [Scott] was benched in favor of Pee Wee Wanninger. Ironically, less than a month later, teammate Gehrig began his own streak when he entered a game as a pinch hitter for Wanninger. Scott's streak is still the third longest streak behind Cal Ripken and Gehrig."FenFanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07093124081174881768noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-56116233765441855862012-12-17T22:23:57.342-05:002012-12-17T22:23:57.342-05:00Drew is the 100th shortstop we have had since 2004...Drew is the 100th shortstop we have had since 2004. ... True fact.allanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04673233312198832937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5730822.post-54065027704842657172012-12-17T15:49:03.690-05:002012-12-17T15:49:03.690-05:00Blue Jays trade for R.A. Dickey.Blue Jays trade for R.A. Dickey.allanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04673233312198832937noreply@blogger.com