A lot of content today on worldwide leader of Red Sox coverage, not much of it too nice. Perhaps most interesting is an article contributed by Baseball Prospectus on how we've basically mismanaged our assets of Kendrick, Wood, Aybar and Morales by holding on to them too long and having it blow up in our faces to this point. They note that Howie's once huge ceiling has been reduced to basically Freddie Sanchez because hes completely reluctant to take a walk.
They also point out that Wood's current trajectory based on his numbers to date would make him the first player to strike out 150+ times and walk 12 times in an entire season. He's gonna be 25 years old and already approaching his peak age and we have nothing to show for it. Basically, to BP, we've wasted the value of our prospects by holding on to them and overvaluing them.
You need the Insider access to read it, but heres the link anyway:
****Theres also another article:
That talks about our offensive woes. Basically it talks about how our offense is built for the regular season but our approach fails in the postseason against elite pitching when its harder to string together single after single to score runs.
The gem quote of the article courtesy of Mr. Hatcher:
"We don't have a lot of power in the lineup, so they'll throw us more strikes," hitting coach Mickey Hatcher said. "If you're dangerous all the way through the lineup like the Yankees, you're going to get more walks."