Re: 2013 Plan
posted at 11/25/2012 5:13 AM EST
In response to jb12bb's comment:
Sign Jeff Keppinger for two years at 6 million total, he will backup Iglesias, Pedroia and Middlebrooks.
Sign Cody Ross for two years 16 million total, put him in right and bat him in the fifth spot.
Sign Lance Berkman for one year 5 million with another 3 million in incentives. Stick him at first and let him hit behind Ross and Papi.
Trade Alex wilson, Kalish and Salty for Justin Masterson and Matt Laporta. Clevland gets a starting catcher, moves Santana to first, kalish to backup OF and a stud prospect in Wilson to groom. Boston gets Masterson back to slot behind lester and Budhholz. Laporta can backup at first and the corner OF. Add a possible mid level prospect to Cleveland.
Lastly make a push for Hamilton, possibly a one year deal worth 25 million with a team option for a second year at 27 million.
C Ross or Lavarnway
SS Iglesias or Keppenger
Rotation- Lester, Buchholz, Masterson, Lackey, Dubront
Bullpen- Bailey, Bard, Melancon, Tazawa, Breslow, Acevas, Morales
Bench- Ross or Lavarnway, Cirioco, Keppenger or Iglesias, Laporta, Gomes
Its a low budget balanced team that can win 90 games if the pitching gets back on track. The offense will hit, has decent speed and can play to Fenways strengths.
I wouldnt call 26 yr old, just converted to closer, #15 prospect Alex Wilson a "stud"...Good way to sell it though :) Boras would like to talk to you...