Re: 2013 Lineup?
posted at 2/12/2013 2:47 PM EST
However, using up a full year of team control to play our AAA players for a few extra games , or "beancounting" as you call it, is not a good idea. We gain little usable knowledge in an extra month sample size (August).
"A few extra game"? What! A team with a 150 million a year plus payroll placing a priority on "another year of team control"? What!
We let players go to free agency all the time, and some we might have wished we had one more year. (Some- not)
They should play the highest potential and fit experienced upper minor league talent for the last 40 to 60 games of the season! That's not "a few extra games", nor does it amount to anything of import for a team that is dumping big money on old men.
Again, you show you have no clue about baseball. A September call-up does not effect the clock on years of service, so a trade at the deadline and bringing up a player for 40-60 games would really just be a 20-30 game difference, and a net loss of maybe a full year of team control. Get it? I thought not.
We can call the kids up in September at no loss of control years, or do as you want and call them up on August 1st for 20-30 games more and lose a full year.
Brilliant "stratgery" clown!
The payroll for the Red Sox should be in the 110 to 130M range. There is no reason whatsoever to bean count and spend a fortune on old men when it is essential to evaluate minor league talent on the MLB stage for more than "a few games". And booting the timeline a year is malfeasance for a big market team whose essence should be to put the best team roster contstruction on the field in a market that has no value beyond the 110 to 130M range.
Did I ever say I was for these winter signings? You know better, but still keep constructing a strawman, saying it is me, and then arguing with yourself.