Ken Rosenthal lists Nick Green as “subplot” to keep an eye on in this week’s series.
Believe it or not, the fill-in shortstop has his own small place in the Sox-Yankees rivalry.
I don’t believe it, because it’s not true.
Green is better at second than short, but injuries to both Julio Lugo and Jed Lowrie created an opening. His .934 OPS in 35 plate appearances can be dismissed due to the small sample size, but that was the only kind he was going to get. He certainly has performed better than Ransom, who has a .502 OPS in 49 plate appearances.
I am completely dismissing it as a small sample size. Who cares? Cody Ransom had 1.051 OPS in 51 plate appearances last year with the Yankees. Wowie-zowie.
Lugo could return as soon as Monday. First, Green will get a chance to prove to Girardi that he is better than Ransom, once and for all.
Really? Really? This is scrapping the bottom of the barrel that the barrel is in. They are equally horrible, and it’s not as though Nick Green won this utility job out of Spring Training. Like Cody Ransom, he is only playing because other people are hurt. As soon as Jed Lowre is back from wrist surgery he is back off to Pawtucket or wherever the Red Sox then their replacement level and below players.