Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Willie F'ing Bloomquist

Willie Update, 6/6/2005: He's at short...again, three days in a row at short, 6 straight starts. Unbelievable. This makes me grumpy. If Willie must be in the lineup, why at short?! Morse has sat two days in a row for this guy. That's crap. Put Willie at 2nd, Lopez had a bad day yesterday, or give Ibanez a day off, or something. But starting him in the same spot 3 days in a row at another players expense is crap. Willie must be being showcased, I don't care what Dave tells me.

Update 1st inning, 6/7: 4 doubles in a row. Unbelievable. Call me a grinch, but this makes me want to kick a puppy.

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Yes, I'm still alive.

The last five games, Willie Ballgame has been manning the field. The first day, it was acceptable. Reed had fouled a ball off, and Willie was our spare outfielder. OK. Bloomquist in center is acceptable, although I'd've gone with Hansen at DH and Ibanez in left. Day two, Doyle appears. Willie is STILL in the lineup. Great. Morse gets a couple hits, all is good. Ditto day three. The next day, Morse and his couple hits make way for Willie Dynamite who takes over at shortstop. Day five, Morse is still out of the lineup, and Willie is batting...2nd?! As if Reed, Snelling, Lopez, or even Pat Borders wouldn't be a better option there.

Now, there must be a good reason for this. And it's not a "fan favorite" thing, because..we're on the road.

Best case scenario:

Is Willie being showcased for a trade?

Worst case scenario:

Is Willie being given an oppurtunity to be an everyday player?

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But here's the thing, I can't think of a team that needs a scrappy utility player.

So we must be giving him an oppurtunity to play everyday, so he can rack up plate appearances and murder us during arbitration (Let's give Willie a $2 million dollar contract!).

No matter how you shake this, it's bad. We're all going to die.

4 Comments:

At 7/06/2005 7:32 PM, Blogger PositivePaul said...

3 doubles tonight -- does he really think that Edgar was passing the torch to him on Edgar Day???

 
At 7/07/2005 11:45 AM, Blogger PositivePaul said...

If the Indians and the Red Sox can swap utility infielders, there's got to be someone willing to take Willie Dynamite off our hands...

I do like him as the 25th-man-off-the-bench, but he could go on and break DiMaggio's hitting streak, and I'd still not make him a starter.

 
At 7/07/2005 12:07 PM, Blogger David J. Corcoran said...

Hmmm...at the moment the Indians have only a 3 man bench, having recalled Tallet. Maybe we can trade Williebonkers for CC Sabathia? A guy can dream, right?

 
At 7/09/2005 8:10 PM, Anonymous Ty said...

Hey DJC!

Nice to see you blogging again. I knew you'd get back into it somehow...

 

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