Question of the Day

Why is Jacoby Ellsbury still batting leadoff?

11 comments… add one
  • because coco can’t handle it? when (if?) Drew returns, do you play Kotsay in center and let him lead off?

    dw (sf) September 11, 2008, 8:57 am
  • absolutely.
    Save the speed on the bench for now.
    Put some pressure on both of them.

    Brad September 11, 2008, 9:01 am
  • I was having a great week after my Broncos cakewalked through the Raiders in a game that featured why Jay Cutler is the best young QB in the game. I didn’t think that the Red Sox would be able to get in there and stir up any anger, but Timlin definitely found a way to make me not happy about sports again this week.
    But, it’ll go away on Sunday when things return to happytown.

    Brad September 11, 2008, 9:03 am
  • The Questions of the day should be why was Ortiz sacrificing? And why was he waving his bat like a little leaguer in hopes of distracting Percival? That’s not something a major leaguer does.
    Brad, I hope you are right. I lost Brady and somehow was able to trade for Cutler. My fantasy season is in his hands.

    John - YF September 11, 2008, 9:20 am
  • bigger question sf: what happened to this guy?…for all the talk about the yanks over-hyping their young guys, this one received his fair share, but right now he seems, well, pretty ordinary…makes one appreciate all the more what another young guy, pedroia, has been able to accomplish so far…

    dc September 11, 2008, 9:22 am
  • J.D. Drew is already back! He’s off the DL! He was available off the bench last night (this according to Francona before the game)! Why was Ellsbury given seven at bats and Drew not a single plate appearance??
    Terry Francona has single-handedly taken years off my life this week.

    Paul SF September 11, 2008, 9:26 am
  • Ah, I just read where Drew’s back tightened up right before the game. *sigh* So that explains that. Still doesn’t explain why Elsbury got seven plate appearances and Coco Crisp — still scalding hot, I think — received only a single, ultimately useless pinch-running appearance.

    Paul SF September 11, 2008, 9:33 am
  • John,
    Expect this – 4000yards, 29TD, 12INT, and the occasional rushing yards.
    I’m telling you, he’ll be in the top five in every QB category. I took him in my draft with much more accomplished QBs still on the board. He was nearly there last year while suffering through not knowing why he was losing five pounds a week to diabetes – the bad kind.
    If you can, I’d pick up Andre Hall as well for now and bench him. Two weeks, he’ll be the starter.

    Brad September 11, 2008, 9:36 am
  • And, now with real threats on every side of the ball, he’s going to toss a lot of red-zone TD’s to Marshall, Royal, and a plethora of TE’s.
    Trust me, it was more him than the Raiders, who have excellent cover guys.

    Brad September 11, 2008, 9:37 am
  • john, according to his bio, ellsbury played a little football at madras high school….not sure if it was qb, but worth looking into as a backup plan…

    dc September 11, 2008, 9:59 am
  • John – Ortiz wasn’t trying to sacrafice, he was trying to get something down the third base line with the shift on (he’s done it before). His numbers against Howell (was it?) are/were terrible.

    dw (sf) September 11, 2008, 11:02 am

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