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Jose Iglesias is sitting on the PawSox’ bench for attitude reasons

May 8, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

Jose Iglesias

Jose Iglesias, late of the Red Sox but now of the Pawtucket PawSox, has maybe the best glove at shortstop of anyone in the game at any level. But he’s been sitting on the Triple-A bench since Saturday. Why? He’s leading the team in ‘tude, reports CSNNE’s Sean McAdam.

Iglesias has failed to run out ground balls, McAdam says, and there is a sense that he’s pouting after being demoted from the big club last month.

It stinks to be sent down, for sure, but you’re not gonna get sent back up if you act like a petulant child. That’s especially true if (a) there are two other shortstop options for the Sox in Stephen Drew and  Xander Bogaerts. One of whom is the clear starter on the big club and the other of whom is hitting much better than Iglesias and, presumably, is not sulking.

  1. danaking - May 8, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Sounds like he needs a talking to from Earl Weaver, whose advice to any kid he sent down was, “Make me bring you back.”

  2. Francisco (FC) - May 8, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    There’s an (a) but no (b). Was this the start of a list or did you have second thoughts?

    • historiophiliac - May 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      If he refuses to answer, is he a petulant blogger?

    • Brian Donohue - May 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Good pickup, but I’m sure it’s just another web writer with no editor. In the new all-blog, instant-grat world order of human expression, editors are dinosaurs. Quality is optional: a sure bonus when the writer happens to bother reading and editing before posting; but otherwise quite superfluous to the hand-held dyslexia of our era. So it is less a matter of petulance than of carelessness and impulse. If you’re first, you needn’t bother about being good. One point to underscore on all this is that it’s not technology’s fault — tech doesn’t make us lazy or impulsive. We do that just fine on our own. For if we follow the line from carelessness to cause, we come to — imagine it — money! General Electric, which paid zero taxes in 2012, cannot be bothered to spend money on editors. So writers are tossed onto the limb of isolation and told to crank out content and never mind quality.

      • historiophiliac - May 8, 2013 at 11:14 AM

        Or, we were just busting Craig’s chops a little…

      • Caught Looking - May 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

        What does General Electric have to do with this blog or site? They don’t own NBC any more having sold their remaining interest to Comcast.

        And how would you know about their 2012 tax situation? This is the dust up from last year:

  3. flamethrower101 - May 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Understandable that he’s upset. He was tearing it up at the big league level before Drew came back. That said, pouting won’t help him. He needs to lighten up and get himself in check, because in order to get back to the bigs he has to hit well an keep his gold glove defense. If he does and drew gets hurt again I’d imagine he would get the call

    • Jack Marshall - May 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      “Tearing up”…are you kidding? He had a freakish number of infield hits that inflated his average. The kid can’t hit, and Bill James is whispering in ears on Yawkey way that “you can’t teach players to hit,” in which he is largely correct. Iglesias is the second coming of Dal Maxville, and I doubt that he’ll ever be a major league regular for long, if ever.

  4. xpensivewinos - May 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Stephen Drew is starting to hit, so Julio Iglesias better start singing a different tune……..

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