In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
Perhaps "pessimist" was the wrong word. "Complainer" is more accurate. If a Sox rookie has a season in 2013 like Trout's last year you will bitterly complain for years that they should have brought him up sooner.
It would be impossible for Trout to play lik ethat in Boston. He would be in Pawtucket waiting for contracts to expire on guys like Gomes and Victorino.
You asked "how can you like Kalish who had 57 hits?"
Get this straight PLEASE. Kalish was not outstanding last year - but like most young players, he is going to improve. Maybe he'll end up being an average or below average ball player. Or maybe he'll hit 35 HRs and play oustanding defense (Reddick).
Even if Kalish ends up as a below average OF - that puts him on par with the below average Gomes - and kalish costs much less.
When you bring in older mediocre players - rehabbers and decliners - You have NO CHANCE of seeing them become anything more than mediocre.
And yes, I think Boagerts has an excellent chance to play just as well as Drew. But we will never find out because Boagerts is going to be stuck at Potland and Pawtucket.
Then we can package him for a 32 year old OF to replace Ellsbury who left when he didn't get paid because we squandered cash on mediocre veterans every year Ellsbury was in Boston.