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The Curious Case Of Jerime Anderson

Back when Jim Tracy managed the Dodgers, I used to find him extremely frustrating.  For every three strong moves he made, it was the fourth that made no sense and led to some event that hurt his team or even cost him the game.  I mention this with Jerime Anderson in mind. 

I'm not an x's and o's kind of guy, and I'm not going to throw numbers at you --- just the eyeball test.  For every three positive actions Jerime makes, it's the fourth that causes you to (pull your hair, stomp your feet, curse, etc.).  From all accounts, he seems like a good kid who's trying a bit too hard.  You can see the stress and strain when he plays on his face, as if he's trying to recapture something before it slips away.  Pressing this hard and over-thinking things is not allowing the game to come to him. 

There are times where he does relax and has a strong string of minutes --- only to force a pass or take an ill advised shot, and then it's back to the beginning again.  Can we win with that kind of inconsistancy?  Zeke Jones has been fun with his ability to score in bunches, but is still learning and gets beaten bad defensively at times.  Anderson's veteran presence is needed, but what happens when it's his play that causes us all to collectively groan. 

Is that one gaffe worse, when measured with respects to the folow of the game, than another player making numerous, but less noticable mistakes?  I'm pulling for him but don't know at what point he's more of a liability than an asset.  Here's hoping he figures it out, because if he does, then we're back on our way.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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