Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II
posted at 3/3/2013 11:56 PM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
I guess the draft pick we get for Ellsbury might turn out fine, but I have to think we could have gotten more. I'd have liked to see maybe just one winter move to get a player that can help in 2015 and beyond, but maybe every move from now on will be in that manner. I think we have all the transition players we need for the nest 2 years, so...
you got that right, everything from now on should be long term moves. Promoting prospects and signing marquee FAs.
Half of me wants this year to be over so we can start signing some of those FA pitchers.. Just thinking of the Doc in a sox uni has me salavating.. If he pitches ~250 innings this year his option will automaticall kick though.
I hate to say it, but due to my concern that if we are in it at the deadline, Ben might go for a key piece to help us in the "here and now" and sacrifice part of our future to get it, "half of me" is hoping that if it isn't meant to be this year, it will be clear by the deadline that we have no chance. That way, Ben will almost be forced to deal away shortterm players for longterm gain, and face little wrath from the media and fans.
I'm not rooting for failure. I'd never due that, but my worst fear is that we do well enough to be "in it" at the break, go for broke, come up short, and be worse off for 2014 and beyond than we are now.
well he had that chance last season and he didn't do it... Fans crucified him for "standing pat" too. it was a bloodbath on the forum around the time of the trade deadline. People crying that we made no moves blah blah blah. We came away with Breslow though so it wasn't too bad. but people were still crying that we got rid of Albers (who was pitching good at the time but aside from that period of time was "So-So").
we'll see what happens when the time comes. I do think that if we are buyers at the deadline that our top prospects won't be touched.