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Julio Lugo Signed by Boston

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Dec 5, 2006.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    No, he was hitting very well for the Devil Rays and as soon as he got to the Dodgers they started moving him all over the field and sitting him far too often. Being switched from full-time shortstop to a utility player who isn't even in the lineup every day led to his collapse.
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Which is also why Lugo took the Red Sox 4 years, 36 mill instead of the Mets 4-year, 36 mill.
    Mets wanted him to play mostly second base and some other positions as well, Redf Sox are making him the everyday shortstop.
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Julio Lugo, meet Edgar Renteria.
  4. KP

    KP Active Member

    Lugo makes Edgar Renteria circa '05 look like a gold glover.

    Can someone please tell me what the direction of the Red Sox is? Changes every year. Middle infielders should be offensive, no they should be defensive, no they should be offense. J.D. Drew is Trot Nixon + 25% more power numbers.

    Ryan last week in a conference call to Epstein.

    What's this fascination, if it is true, with J.D. Drew?

    Like he, I would also love to know.
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Same fascination he had with Wily Mo Pena. And Coco Crisp.
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Maybe it's a little overpriced, but Lugo is going to do a good job here. He knows the AL East from his time with the Rays, and he's an excellent leadoff hitter.

    The Rays were awful last year, but they got a lot worse after Lugo got traded.
  7. KP

    KP Active Member

    But last year they felt they needed a defensive SS and Gonzalez more than fit the bill, even hit decently over the first 90 games. Now they flip back to offense with someone who is sure to cost them runs on the defensive end.
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I disagree. Having seen him play day-in and day-out down here, he's going to be fine defensively. I think solid defense and good offense outweighs great defense and no offense.

    You won't see Lugo on webgems a lot, but he won't boot it around out there. Efficient, and a good fit to lead off.
  9. KP

    KP Active Member

    19-24-26-20 E's over the last four years

    Can't disagree about the numbers. It's just a rudderless ship that can't pick out a direction.
  10. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Sure, but Gonzalez's .596 OPS doesn't really compare with Lugo's .762. Lugo also had a career high .373 on-base, .871 OPS while in Tampa before getting dicked around in L.A. where he had an OPS of .545.
  11. Screwball

    Screwball Active Member

    Dodgers traded for him when Kent and Nomar were injured, with the idea that he could play 2B every day until Kent came back, or Kent could move to 1B until Nomar came back. Can't say the Dodgers didn't have the right idea, given the injury histories of Kent and Nomar, but Lugo ended up sitting on the bench while Grady Little tried to figure out what to do with him. Lugo played more at 3B than anywhere else, just because Betemit needed a platoon partner.
  12. In Exile

    In Exile Member

    Boston's not the best place for a player who was released by the Astros because of a domestic violence incident, despite the fact that the victim later backed out.
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