Re:...and if there are no trades how would you reply?
posted at 7/25/2012 6:27 AM EDT
I have not heard of the two prospects the Dodgers gave up for Hanley and Choate or the players that went in the Wandy trade but you have to wonder if we didn't have "FOUR SUSPECTS" that would have been appealing to the Marlins and Astros.
I'm serious--it looks to be more of the same when ST of 2013 starts.
Sox Rotation: Lester, Beckett, Lackey, Doubie and Buch. Same old same old.
Then you have a logjam of minor league players and more players to be drafted so you wind up releasing players because you have no place for them to play. Players like Stolmey Pimental, Drake Britton, Webster--sitting in AA and AAA that will be moved somehow, out of the system, to make way for other slightly more talented minor league players.
Trades do serve a purpose more than as potential blown trades, bad moves.
When you look at the people being moved in return for the ones mentioned--I have to say aside from Jacob Turner I haven't seen a name that jumps off the page in return for names like Ichiro, Wandy, Infante, Anibal, Hanley and Randy.
In the next few days we may see Hamilton for Hamels and Victorino --three rent a player(s) to help propel teams into the playoffs. Like it use to be a name for a name.
I expect a couple more Lilly and Germano lateral moves--perhaps Punto being moved for Cash and PTBNL or perhaps Cody joining a team that needs a RH bat or Shop for a prospect. If that's the extent of it fine let's see what Lavarnwy can do for an added month before the Sept. callups.
I hope something can be done to move CC---he has diminished so much in two years in Boston--I've got to believe if you could move him to Houston the guy would get his game back. I have high hopes every time he comes to the plate, then he gets strike one and fear sets on his face--I'm going to make an out--for his sake and for the fans he's got to go. CC for Werth--would anyone complain????? Same money new hope for players and the fans.
In Response to Re:...and if there are no trades how would you reply?
[QUOTE]In Response to ...and if there are no trades how would you reply? : Boston general manager Ben Cherington made a trade today (Brent Lillibridge for Jose de la Torre). I would rather Cherington make no trades instead of bad trades.
Posted by hill55[/QUOTE]