Originally Posted by Tragg
And he's a bad 4th outfielder. .290 OBP in his best year, which was last year, is horrid.
And last year, he did lead off and he did start - many games.
Good in the clubhouse is a ridiculous reason to sign a player.
Yes, he played as much as he did because his arrival coincided with De Aza's injury problems, it's not like the Sox were constantly sitting healthy players to jam more Wise in the lineup. I don't see how signing a guy to a $700 K deal precludes the Sox from making any more roster moves, what there's only like 90 days left until Spring Training starts, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S ENOUGH TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wise also spent a good chunk of the year playing 4th OF for a 95-win team, so it's clearly not the keystone of a roster.