Re: A Realistic Look At 2013: Part I
posted at 11/25/2012 9:23 PM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Perhaps some of my earlier suggested trade offers were on the light side, so I'm going to adjust my top priority plan:
1) Trade: Morales, Aceves, Melancon, Bogaerts, & Ranaudo
For: Justin Upton
2) Trade: Tazawa, Lavarnway, Cecchini, & T. Lin
For: Brett Anderson
3) Trade: Ellsbury, Jacobs & Butler
For: Sergio Romo & Hector Sanchez
4) Trade: Brentz, Pimentak, & Breslow
For: Kendrys Morales
5) Sign: Brandon McCarthy for $21M/3
6) Sign: Angel Pagan for $16M/3
2013 Red Sox
C: Salty/Ross (H Sanchez/Vazquez/Swihart)
1B: K Morales/Gomez (Sands/Swift)
LF: Gomes/Nava (Hassan/de la Cruz)
CF: Pagan/Sweeney (Kalish/Bradley)
RF: Upton (Linares)
SP: Buchholtz, Lester, Anderson, McCarthy, Lackey, Doubront
(Webster/de la Rosa/Wright/Barnes/Owens)
RP: Bailey, Bard, Miller, Mortensen, Atchison, R Hill (Carpenter, Beato, Wilson)
Although i dont think Az will take 3 relievers (1 possible starter) and a AA guy coming off groin issues and a very down year. Bogy is the prize for sure, but not sure Towers will be blown away.
Pagan should get more than that for 3 years, not much though. Macarthy for 3 years? With his injury history? I think we will see napoli at 1b this year, not Morales. (Thank God).
Im good with the Anderson and the deal with SF, (not sure if they feel the same way though)
IMO, Theyll stick Lav back in AAA to give him more work and get his value back up. go with a Ross/Salty tandum in 2013. I think A's will hold on to anderson at 5M, but he could be available at the deadline if theyre out of it. Unfortunatly I can see the Sox going for Upton, but not willing to give up what AZ wants to get him.
Everyone says we need a front line starter. IMO, there isnt much available out there that can top Lester and Buch when they are on their game, which is why I think having farrell back will help that happen again. Trading everyone away isnt the solution. Its almost like fantasy baseball to me. Nobody makes that many big moves in one offseason.
I can see them going after Sanchez and overpaying a bit. Signing Napoli and a bullpen arm. Also looking at a guy like Stephen Drew for a year. Ross may realize the maket isnt going to favor his 3/25 deal and he could fall back to us again, but not for more than 2 years. Thay could also make a trade for a RF for a year por 2. They like their draft picks, so I think Swisher is out for RF.
Realistically, I can see a trade, but not everything you suggested. maybe one of them though.