Re: A Big
posted at 1/18/2014 12:02 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
My choice would be not to sign Drew as well, but if we even think about signing him, it would never be as a sub.
My guess is Middy starts the season to get a long look, unless he looks real bad in ST.
Bogey stays in AAA to build another year of team control and learn how to play 3B.
Again, we should take the draft pick and give the kids a chance.
Yeah, I agree with that last part. In my scenario, I'd start Middlebrooks too, but I wonder what the Sox are thinking. I wonder if they're disenchanted with Middlebrooks, which is why they seem open to bringing back Drew.
Or is it that because they're not sure about Middlebrooks, they want to bring back Drew, start Middlebrooks at 3B with Bogaerts in the minors and see how he does. Then either trade Drew in the summer and bring up Bogaerts, or if Middlebrooks falters, bring him up for 3B.
My original question came from the idea that there seems to be the view that if Drew did come back, Middlebrooks would be the odd man out and the Sox would start Bogaerts at 3B.
If you heard DiScarcina (sp?) on WEEI yesterday, he said Middlebrooks is at his best when he's fighting for a job. So maybe that's why the Sox would bring back Drew -- to spur competition to get the best out of him.