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    Alex Gonzalez

    Does Alex Gonzalez still provide superb defense at shortstop? He's 36 now, but he's a free agent. Milwaukee released him in early June. The Red Sox could probably sign him to a minor league deal, pay him the pro-rated major league minimum, and plug him in as a late inning defensive replacement.

     
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    In response to davidap's comment:

    Does Alex Gonzalez still provide superb defense at shortstop? He's 36 now, but he's a free agent. Milwaukee released him in early June. The Red Sox could probably sign him to a minor league deal, pay him the pro-rated major league minimum, and plug him in as a late inning defensive replacement.




    WHY ?????

     
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    Why? To satisfy everyone who seems to miss Iglesias so much. Gonzalez was (and may still be) an elite defensive shortstop almost on par with Iglesias. In his prime, Gonzalez also hit a lot better than Iglesias. Defensive skills tend to age better than offensive ones, so maybe Gonzalez could still provide top tier defense. The Iglesias acolytes keep telling everyone how offense doesn't matter. If that's really true, then what's wrong with Gonzalez as a mere late inning defensive replacement?

     
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    Why? To satisfy everyone who seems to miss Iglesias so much. Gonzalez was (and may still be) an elite defensive shortstop almost on par with Iglesias. In his prime, Gonzalez also hit a lot better than Iglesias. Defensive skills tend to age better than offensive ones, so maybe Gonzalez could still provide top tier defense. The Iglesias acolytes keep telling everyone how offense doesn't matter. If that's really true, then what's wrong with Gonzalez as a mere late inning defensive replacement?

     




    Can we still miss a great defensive player without doing something stupid?

    Can we say we'll miss a great defensive player and still like the trade?

    Just checking..

     
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    Why is signing a great defensive player as a late-inning replacement stupid? Isn't defense valuable? People want a no-hit, slick fielding shortstop to start, but they don't want a no-hit, slick fielding shortstop in a utility role?

     
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    On a minor league deal it is a good idea. While in minors RS get to see what is left in the tank. However why was he let go is the question you need answered.

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 

     
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    On a minor league deal it is a good idea. While in minors RS get to see what is left in the tank. However why was he let go is the question you need answered.

    LOVE my  Red Sox, Bs, Cs, Pats and enjoy the ride every year. 




    No, because Bogey will be playing SS in AAA...Sorry but AG at 36 has lost a couple stepos and would get in the way in AAA.

     
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    wait...holdup.

    has anyone actually watched drew on the defensive side?  he is actually pretty good. 

    only 3 errors and .991 fielding % this season and above avg range.

    sigh.......

     
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    I always wondered why the Sox let Gonzalez go twice.I always thought he was above average defensively and pretty good with a bat.He also came inexpensively and was well liked in the clubhouse. 

    They looked at him before the season started this year,but went with Drew instead.As much as I like Alex,he's lost a step and isn't the defensive force he used to be.  

     

    This is a great article about Alex if anyone is interested in reading it:

     http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/columns/story?columnist=nelson_amy&id=4537575

     
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    In response to ThefourBs' comment:

    In response to davidap's comment:

     

    Why? To satisfy everyone who seems to miss Iglesias so much. Gonzalez was (and may still be) an elite defensive shortstop almost on par with Iglesias. In his prime, Gonzalez also hit a lot better than Iglesias. Defensive skills tend to age better than offensive ones, so maybe Gonzalez could still provide top tier defense. The Iglesias acolytes keep telling everyone how offense doesn't matter. If that's really true, then what's wrong with Gonzalez as a mere late inning defensive replacement?

     




    Can we still miss a great defensive player without doing something stupid?

    Can we say we'll miss a great defensive player and still like the trade?

    Just checking..



    Sorry, but it seems we cant just now. Thanks for asking, feel free to ask again later.

     
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    ......Davey Concepcion available..... 

     
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    Let's sign all of the washed up ham and eggers to minor league contracts. What is there to lose ? 

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     
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    The Sox are not signing AGon as a PR move.  They do not care about your perception of defense...

     

     

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    Tris Speaker available.

     

     
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    Let's sign all of the washed up ham and eggers to minor league contracts. What is there to lose ? 


    He hasn't been out of the game that long. He was active in the major leagues as recently as June. Stephen Drew plays excellent defense but he also gets hurt a lot. I don't see the harm in adding depth at a position that just got weaker. Gonzalez would likely agree to a minor league deal and he would not interfere with playing time for Bogaerts who will be in Boston, barring a subsequent trade today. If the two of them are at Pawtucket, Gonzalez could be a bench player there too, coming in late in games to give the Red Sox a look at whether he still provides elite defense. If he does, he could be a useful extra part in September. I find it amusing how suddenly no one cares about defense after whining about the loss of Iglesias.

     
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    Robin Yount for me, had more power.

     
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    In response to mrmojo1120's comment:

    I always wondered why the Sox let Gonzalez go twice.I always thought he was above average defensively and pretty good with a bat.He also came inexpensively and was well liked in the clubhouse. 

    They looked at him before the season started this year,but went with Drew instead.As much as I like Alex,he's lost a step and isn't the defensive force he used to be.  

     

    This is a great article about Alex if anyone is interested in reading it:

     http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/columns/story?columnist=nelson_amy&id=4537575



    I am in total agreement with you. Alex Gonzalez was excellent defensively and didn't have high salary demands. He should have stayed with us until Iglesias came up and...never mind. So much for my dreams of having consistent defensive excellence at shorstop.

     
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    In response to davidap's comment:

    Let's sign all of the washed up ham and eggers to minor league contracts. What is there to lose ? 


    He hasn't been out of the game that long. He was active in the major leagues as recently as June. Stephen Drew plays excellent defense but he also gets hurt a lot. I don't see the harm in adding depth at a position that just got weaker. Gonzalez would likely agree to a minor league deal and he would not interfere with playing time for Bogaerts who will be in Boston, barring a subsequent trade today. If the two of them are at Pawtucket, Gonzalez could be a bench player there too, coming in late in games to give the Red Sox a look at whether he still provides elite defense. If he does, he could be a useful extra part in September. I find it amusing how suddenly no one cares about defense after whining about the loss of Iglesias.




    He was a great defensive shortstop in his day. He should have won the gold glove that they gave to Jeter. But it's over now.

     
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    Honus Wagner available. 

     
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    In response to mrmojo1120's comment:

    I always wondered why the Sox let Gonzalez go twice.I always thought he was above average defensively and pretty good with a bat.He also came inexpensively and was well liked in the clubhouse. 

    They looked at him before the season started this year,but went with Drew instead.As much as I like Alex,he's lost a step and isn't the defensive force he used to be.  

     

    This is a great article about Alex if anyone is interested in reading it:

     http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/columns/story?columnist=nelson_amy&id=4537575



    Great article.  I always liked him and also were surprised that the Red Sox didn't resign him.  

     
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    Why is signing a great defensive player as a late-inning replacement stupid? Isn't defense valuable? People want a no-hit, slick fielding shortstop to start, but they don't want a no-hit, slick fielding shortstop in a utility role?




    At the expense of what? Then you lose a bat off the bench.

     
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    At the expense of what? Then you lose a bat off the bench.

    In September, the bench can consist of 15 extra players. A defensive specialist wouldn't be in anyone's way. Plus at the end of a season, teams can play the 60-day DL game to effectively expand their 40-man roster.

     
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