In response to softlaw2's comment:
Lets get away from going with offensive shortstops and defensive left fielders. Lets get back to being defensively strong up the middle with power at the corners.
Very good. Now, convince the stooge who is arguing with himself about "September v. August and clock", when I just stated that bean counting to get "one more year" is absurd! The young talent needs to play more than September baseball against most teams that have quit for the season. They need to put these guys in as early as July and the middle of August, to match up against teams trying to make the playoffs and putting their best on the table.
The Red Sox and the bean counting with young talent isn't working well. The notion that getting "one more year" is more important than putting young talent on the field with a priority on winning games and getting a long look is utterly incomptent!
Sign an old man for 13 million a year, wait until garbage time in September to look at young talent. Then, announce they aren't ready and repeat, rinse, repeat, rinse repeat, sell low and buy high in trade and FA market, rinse, repeat, bridge year, 150 million a year payroll, rinse, repeat, no playoff wins, trade needed talent to get rid of bad FA contrast, rinse, repeat.
What a joke.
And, stop arguing with your straw man.
I wanted Iggy at SS and hated the Drew signing and all the others.
I wanted Iggy last year.
Convince me of what? My own position?
Try responding to the point we are debating for once.
Is it worth giving up a year of team control for 20-30 more games in August ("vs ML players)? Or, even if we bring them up in July for a total of 45-55 more games?
Your position is clownish.
Iggy's clock is inconsequential anyways, so making him part of this debate shows your complete lack of understanding of this issue.
Convince yourself to take another break from this site. Do us all a favor.