April 9, 2018 at 9:08 am #48031Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualApril 9, 2018 at 9:18 am #48034gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
All the more reason Kolten Wong needs to start everyday.
I also think we might see some improvement through the continued work of Oquendo but we are obviously choosing offense over defense which makes games like yesterday even more frustrating when we score 1 run.April 9, 2018 at 10:00 am #48044NJ315Participant
I think Carp’s throwing issues are here to stay. He should not be playing third but he has to.April 9, 2018 at 11:18 am #48048bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
Carpenter is a liability on defense where ever he goes, so that is a given. Martinez is the same, but has been carrying a hot bat and at least at first base he should be able to glove many somewhat errant throws.
Best if we can have Gyorko at third and Wong at second, but then you have the issue of where to put Carpenter and/or Martinez. We are pretty much committed to DeJong and Carpenter playing every day, which will cost us on defense.
Shaky bullpen, shaky infield defense – tough to see this as much more than a .500 team at this point. Although we have only played 9 games, this is about what you would expect from our club as it is currently constructed.April 9, 2018 at 1:05 pm #48053PadsFSParticipantFree
Carpenter hasn’t been terrible, just below-average at 3B. I don’t know why you are lumping DeJong in with Carpenter defensively either.April 9, 2018 at 3:06 pm #48074Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Oquendo continues to work with Martinez at first. I had shared a similar photo from New York.
Hello friends. Pro athletes have gathered for fierce competition. Jose Oquendo working early with the First Baseman. Great to have him back. Early start tonight on @FSMidwest at 5:30. My goodness. #scoops pic.twitter.com/WQX8OMECJB
— Dan McLaughlin (@DannyMacTV) April 9, 2018April 9, 2018 at 6:32 pm #48095davecubbsParticipantFree
Dejong is a bad SS. Just saw him not get to a ball 8 ft to his left .. didn’t even stop it from getting to outfield. Range of a 350 lb offensive lineman. Hope he can play 3rd for the future.April 9, 2018 at 10:11 pm #48160bccranParticipantFree
Actually, the analytics would contradict you, Dave.April 9, 2018 at 10:38 pm #48167858booyahParticipantFree
Dejong is a step slow going to his left. He’s a league average SS.
I don’t understand why Martinez isn’t subbed for late but I do. If Carp is this banged up he needs to go on the dl when Jedd returns.April 10, 2018 at 7:01 am #48174stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
This team just has so many movable pieces. There’s certainly an average-ish defense without giving up a lot on offense between all these infielders. Of course, it’s on a manager to make that happen.
Hoping we can limit the damage Martinez does on defense with late switches, matching him against lefties, etc. It’s a shame Wong is off to a bad start (although he had a good game last night) because the team can use his defense up the middle.April 10, 2018 at 3:46 pm #48254gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
When healthy I think JMart, Wong, and DeJong should play everyday. Carp and Jedd can platoon at 3B.
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