- Apr 9, 2008
I agree, I want Iglesias at SS Or 2B .... much better defender. No bat, but at least he can defend.
When Iglesias came up through the Red Sox system (he was rated their #1 prospect at one time) he was viewed as a great glove/light hitting shortstop. He has since evolved into a decent ML hitter. After the Sox acquired him off waivers in early September 2021, he played pretty regularly and hit close to .400 over the last 3 weeks of the season. Unfortunately because he was acquired past the date you have to be on the roster to have postseason eligibility, he couldn’t be part of the Red Sox postseason run. At this stage of his career Iglesias isn’t the greatest solution to plug in there to replace Bogaerts, BUT the Red Sox could do a LOT worse than him. Besides, he would only be a one year stop gap.
Unfortunately, Chaim came on board to NOT WIN , but to only save Money ....
Agreed!! But as much as I can’t stand Bloom, Red Sox management knew exactly what they were getting when they hired him. IMO, THAT has to be the most disconcerting part going forward.