Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part III
posted at 9/4/2013 6:30 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
I think I was one who called the idea of offering Drew a QO insane.
In response to southpaw777's comment:
I keep Salty. After breaking through offensively this year, hes earned a good payday. McCann may be a little better offensiovely, but defensively they are very comparable. Im guessing McCann will cost much more and not be worth the difference in pay between him and Salty. Salty would easily get a 4yr deal in FA.
I was told I was out of my mind when I suggested Drew getting a QO. Not such a crazy idea now it seems. I dont care about his BA..Most SS dont have a decent OBP or SLG. Drew is a 750+OPS SS with solid defense. Thatsvone of the better SS in the game today. He should get 3-4 year offers.
Id let Naps walk. No QO, nothing.
Obviously offer a QO to Ellsbury. Im Ok with a 15M 6yr deal for him. if not, seeya.
I still think he is not worth $14M, but the lure of the draft pick and just a 1 year commitment is somewhat attractive now.
As I mentioned earlier, I never expected Drew to be a decent fielder. I admit I was wrong.
Napoli is about as close to a QO as Drew and Salty, IMO.
Im on the fence with Naps. Now that he was put in a position to play a full season, hes been a lot more inconsistent than I thought. I knew he was streaky, but a hot april then a down may-july and start to heat up in august wasnt what I was thinking.
Id rather get stuck with salty, Ells or Drew for 14 instead of Naps. But that doesnt mean some other team will take him on a 2-3 year deal.