August 20, 2019 at 9:16 am #103002
He is an adequate outfielder and when he plays there it is obviously for his left-handed bat. Why is that so hard for some to comprehend.August 20, 2019 at 9:23 am #103004
He is an adequate outfielder and when he plays there it is obviously for his left-handed bat. Why is that so hard for some to comprehend.
Edman’s LH stats: .252/.289/.385 for a 75 wRC+, or 25% below league average. So yeah, it’s hard to comprehend why it’s so obvious that it’s for his left handed bat.August 20, 2019 at 9:26 am #103006
It is.August 20, 2019 at 9:39 am #103009
Yes it is stupid to start him in the OF period, if you want him to play put him at 3rd, putting him in OF is silly at best!August 20, 2019 at 9:46 am #103010
He is about the seventh best defender in the outfield on this roster.
O ye of little faith. Try to stop being negative regarding Edman and Bader. They are our future.
ps…. name the six better than him. And I will almost be able to guarantee he will be a better OF next season.August 20, 2019 at 9:49 am #103012
Edman is an upgrade on what we had in RF last season. He is a hard worker and will get better. Let’s give him a chance to improve.August 20, 2019 at 9:57 am #103015
No, it is not stupid…it is the correct thing to do. If we had more than one LH bat available in the OF he likely would not be playing there but we don’t.August 20, 2019 at 10:06 am #103017
If we had more than one LH bat available in the OF he likely would not be playing there but we don’t.
Key words: “but we don’t”.
You made my point.August 20, 2019 at 10:09 am #103018
No, it is not stupid…it is the correct thing to do. If we had more than one LH bat available in the OF he likely would not be playing there but we don’t.
Mike Matheny, is that you??
Just because a player is left handed, it doesn’t mean that they’re automatically a better hitter against RHP. Edman has always been better from the right side in the minors. He’s not exactly lighting it up right now.
Minors OPS vs RHP this year (where all these guys have played the majority of their year):
O’Neill .691 (.973 in 2018)
Is it just magic that makes him a better option? Again, I like Edman and think he is a solid player and could be an average starter at 2B going forward. But it’s very questionable if he’s the best option in RF unless you just ignore his entire career and the careers of these other players.August 20, 2019 at 10:11 am #103019
.252/.289/.385 is NOT even worth putting in the lineup just because he is left handed that is stupid decision especially when you take into the fact he is NOT an OF!August 20, 2019 at 10:14 am #103021
Mike Shildt announced that Tommy Edman will be a regular in the lineup.
This is from VEB yesterday.August 20, 2019 at 10:21 am #103022
Yeah well it if was at 3rd base only or 2nd that is fine, it is DUMB of Shildt to put him in the OF period.August 20, 2019 at 10:24 am #103024
No, it is not dumb…it is the correct thing to do. Mike Shkildt and I think so and he is the only one that counts.August 20, 2019 at 10:33 am #103028
JMartinez came up as a first baseman. When he proved inadequate his position in media outlets changed him to an outfielder, POOF. April 16, 2019 he became the regular RF. Voila.August 20, 2019 at 10:37 am #103030
No it is stupid to put a lefty who can’t hit that well in a position he is not used to playing when there are BETTER options…August 20, 2019 at 10:39 am #103033
GameCard, are you Mo or Girsch? Can you give me any LOGICAL reason why to play Edman in the OF over Thomas, Arozarena, O’Neill, Ozuna and Fowler other than he hits from the left side of the plate?August 20, 2019 at 10:43 am #103035
I think we can all agree that the Cubs are stupid but can’t we find a better way to disagree?
The Edman in RF Club: Mike Shildt, Gamecard
The Edman Doesn’t Belong in RF Club: The Stats, The Entire Rest of the Fan Base
We know who will win out. I’ll just leave it at that and we can agree to disagree. The standings will prove who was right, I guess.August 20, 2019 at 10:49 am #103037
Mike Shildt wins… you lose.August 20, 2019 at 10:54 am #103039
14Ny, Martinez was called up as an OF and made the team in 2017 as the backup OF. It wasn’t until later that he was considered a 1Bman.August 20, 2019 at 10:58 am #103040
GameCard is an ace.August 20, 2019 at 11:14 am #103041
Back to the subject of this thread. I am glad to see Arozarena sent back down. It’s a borderline crime to call him up to just sit on the bench. He was swinging a hot bat at Memphis and is a decent OF with speed. He gets 8 plate appearances in 7 games while infielders are starting games in the outfield. Now he can go down and hopefully pick up where he left off in AAA.August 20, 2019 at 11:52 am #103045
GameCard – shows low little Shildt knows then….August 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm #103046atripleshyofthecycleParticipantFree
GameCard is an ace.
I see what you did there.August 20, 2019 at 12:04 pm #103047gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Edman should not be in the OF because we have numerous better options.
Edman should not be at 2B because we already have one of the best 2B in MLB.
Edman should start at 3B EVERYDAY. He is a good defender there and we do not have any better options. Sorry to the Carp apologists.August 20, 2019 at 1:17 pm #103056
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