Re: An Analysis on OFs that Sox may be interested in
posted at 10/11/2012 2:03 AM EDT
In response to MustangBri's comment:
Ross - LF, B.J. Upton - CF, Justin Upton - RF.
Trade Ells for pitching or prospects to send to Dbacks(along with more, of course) for Justin.
B.J. being a FA... offer him 5/80(16m per).
Cody deserves 4/40 to resign.
Pitching just needs minor tweaking IMOP... Lester, Buch just had sub-par seasons'.
Lester, Buchholz, Lackey, Doubront, De la Rosa/Tazawa for starting 5.
Pedie, Justin, B.J., Papi, Cody, Middlebrooks, Salty, Mauro G., Iggy.
The Upton brothers? Both Uptons have been inconsistent at best IMO. Your suggesting we should unload our CF and lots of future talent for 3 years of Justin and sign his even more inconsistent brother for 16mm per and 5 years? Add the fact that both have been connected with having attitude issues. I dont agree with those moves at all. Id rather keep Ells or trade him for pitching that we keep. JU will cost too much in prospects for 3 years and his numbers have been up and down from year to year and BJ has hasnt come close to deserving a 5/80 deal IMO
I love Cody Ross too, but not at 4yrs/40mm...at the most 3yrs/21mm
Your pitching assessment is just about right, except I think they get another arm this off season and give DeLaRosa time to get back to normal from TJS. He still needs to build his stamina, velocity and feel for his pitches. That and hes had some control issues Im sure they would want to work out in AAA first.
They need to find a 1b because Gomez , IMO, is not a FT player. Hes 28 and was still in AAA for a reason.