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Scutaro vs. Lowrie debate intensifies

Posted on: April 10, 2011 12:52 pm
By Matt Snyder

Throughout the offseason and spring, there was a large fan movement for the Red Sox to play Jed Lowrie over Marco Scutaro at shortstop. The rationale is pretty simple, actually. Lowrie is a better hitter, is only a slightly worse defensive player and is about 7 1/2 years younger than the 35-year-old Scutaro.

Considering the rough beginning by the entire Red Sox team, including the offense, games like Saturday will only help to fan the flames in favor of Lowrie.

In just his second start of the season, Lowrie went 3-4. He's hitting .364 with a .780 OPS in the exceptionally small 12-plate-appearance sample thus far. He did have a .907 OPS last season, though, in his limited time (197 plate appearances). Scutaro is just 3-21 with no extra base hits and one walk this season, giving him an anemic line of .143/.182/.143.

As the Red Sox scuffle and Terry Francona attempts to tweak the lineup and find something that works, it would behoove him to give Lowrie an extended look.

In the meantime, there will continue to be plenty of discussions on the matter , as the best argument to keep Scutaro in the lineup -- that he's a good clubhouse guy -- isn't really a good one.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:57 pm

Scutaro vs. Lowrie debate intensifies

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Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: April 10, 2011 11:35 pm

Scutaro vs. Lowrie debate intensifies

a bunch of veterans around and a guy frothing at the mouth to play . a spark plug . nah that won't get them going... You nuts... Scutaro's are a dime a dozen. Lowrie is the 5th best hitter the Sox have,

Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: April 10, 2011 5:09 pm
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Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: April 10, 2011 4:09 pm

Scutaro vs. Lowrie debate intensifies

So Jed Lowrie goes 3-4 yesterday and there is talk that he should take over for Marco Scutaro now?  Come on, I am a red sox fan but just because he did well yesterday doesn't mean he is the answer.  He does have some power and is a switch hitter but he made a key error and it lead to 2 runs.  I don't think he is better than Scutaro defensively but he has a slight edge over him on offense but I don't forsee this being anything that turns around this team.

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: April 10, 2011 1:06 pm

Scutaro vs. Lowrie debate intensifies

Scoots had a career year in Toronto and turned it into a nice contract from Boston. Good for him. What was Boston expecting? Didn't they have scouts watching him in Toronto before they signed him??

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