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                  Noticed that Leury and Nomar both have platoon splits that would dovetail nicely. Both guys are cheap and already on the roster.

       Also, Leury could enter games in the later innings to compensate for Mazara defensively. I remember Sheets/Lowenstein in Baltimore

      and together they out performed a lot of every day regulars. This would also free up money for more pitching. Is Rick smart enough of

      a manager to actually do it?

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Engel was quite good against LHP last year and is superior defensively. We have 26 spots this year so I think we are in a great spot.

Id imagine they really do allow Leury to try to acclimate to being backup IF more this year.

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I'd rather have Engel platooning than Leury. But this is coming from someone who isn't a fan of Leury at all (still hope the Sox get rid of him in some capacity). 

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Just now, EloyJenkins said:

Engel absolutely will be the platoon partner. He will also still spell Eloy in the 8th/9th defensively. This allows Leury to be the super utility for the team.

I will continue to hope we add a righty bench outfielder/utility so Engel can stay a defensive sub.

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31 minutes ago, Moan4Yoan said:

I will continue to hope we add a righty bench outfielder/utility so Engel can stay a defensive sub.

Agreed. Just not sure who that could be.

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19 minutes ago, soxfan2014 said:

Agreed. Just not sure who that could be.

Why not Cameron Maybin?

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If I were the athletics, I’d sell again. That division is so tough. I’d happily take Piscotty to platoon with mazara. Why don’t we take Khris Davis off their hands. He had a bad year but I’d like to see him DH with us.

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I'm amazed that there are still people who think Adam Engel deserves a role on an MLB team when the only thing he does well is run fast.

Sure, he "hit lefties well" last year, but if you really are placing that much weight on an 89 PA sample, don't be shocked next year when he regresses. He's .252/.298/.381 (83 wRC+) against lefties in his career.

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If Engle is on our team then we are still non competitive. He blows. Don’t want to see him again. 

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I actually feel like this might be the plan later in the year. Luery is going to get his AB's as a super-sub. Sox just need to bring in a solid middle IF (unless they are content with Mendick). Engel does not deserve taking anymore AB's away from anyone on this team.

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9 hours ago, bmags said:

Engel was quite good against LHP last year and is superior defensively. We have 26 spots this year so I think we are in a great spot.

Id imagine they really do allow Leury to try to acclimate to being backup IF more this year.

Agree-  Engel improved a lot with the bat last year. Another step up in improvement and he's a pretty good player.

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9 minutes ago, GreenSox said:

Agree-  Engel improved a lot with the bat last year. Another step up in improvement and he's a pretty good player.

.687 OPS.  The guy shouldn’t be in consideration for any sort of platoon situation.  He can’t hit.  He’s a defensive sub at best.

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On 12/15/2019 at 8:56 AM, SoxAce said:

I'd rather have Engel platooning than Leury. But this is coming from someone who isn't a fan of Leury at all (still hope the Sox get rid of him in some capacity). 

Leury is so much more valuable than Engel that it's almost not even worth discussing. 

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8 hours ago, TaylorStSox said:

Leury is so much more valuable than Engel that it's almost not even worth discussing. 

They both suck.. like arguing a giant douche or a turd sandwich. 

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4 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

They both suck.. like arguing a giant douche or a turd sandwich. 

True story.  A team trying to compete wouldn’t have either of them getting significant at bats in an outfield platoon.

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