Re: A Realistic Look At 2013: Part I
posted at 10/21/2012 12:56 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Since I don't see us having much of a chance at all in 2013, I think we may sign a couple bridge players to 1 year deals, and find a couple more to build towards 2014 and beyond via trade or free agency.
Here's how I see our 2013 25 man roster (with viable options in parenthesis):
C: Salty Lava (Butler)
1B: ________ (Gomez/Sands)
3B: Middlebrooks (Valencia/DeJesus)
SS: Iglesias Ciriaco (Bogaerts ) ** Aviles will be traded **
LF: _________ (Nava/Sands/Linares)
CF: Ellsbury Kalish (Bradley)
RF: __________ Sweeney (Linares/Brentz)
DH: __________ (Sands/Lava/Nava/Gomez)
SP: Lester Buch _______ Lack Doub (Webster/de la Rosa)
LR: Morales Mortensen (Stewart/Hernandez)
SR: Bailey Tazawa Breslow Miller Atchison (R.Hill/Melancon/Bard/BeatoCarpenter/Rosario/Wilson)
** Aceves will be traded**
Although I have 5 empty slots. I think we may just fill 3-4 this winter and leave the rest to the subs and prospects to fight it out.
SP, 1B, LF, RF,& DH
We may see Ross and/or Pods returning. We may see Papi returning. We may not see Aviles and Aceves traded.
Just curious Moon. Ive seen many post with your statement "Since I dont see us having much of a chance in 2013", I was curious to the moves you would make if you thought, like I do, that we DO have a chance in competing next year.
I realize you dont, but wonder how you would go about this offseason with the outlook of competing in 2013...
Good call on Aviles...Hes a bluejay now...You can add Adam Lind to your depth chart as well...
I did it earlier in this thread, but stated I am not for that type of plan as it involves repeating the same chances of big mistakes.
It was something like this: sign Hamilton, McCarthy, Papi, Ross & Peavy. Trade Ellsbury for Romo & H .Sanchez. Trade Lava, Aviles, & Tazawa for Brett Anderson. Trade: Morales, Brentz, Cecchini, Ranaudo, & Britton for J Upton (I'd give them de la Rosa instead of Ranaudo, if they insisted). Trade Aceves, Vinicio, and Atchison for M. Morse.
We'd be serious contenders in 2013, but be at risk of turning into the 2012 Sox in a couple years all over again.
SP: Peavy, Buch, Lester, Anderson, Lackey/Doubront
RP: Bailey, Romo, Breslow, Mortensen, Miller, Hill/Bard/Melancon/Beato/Carpenter
1B- Morse/ Gomez or Sands
LF- Ross/Nava or Kalish
RF- Upton /Sweeney