Re: Anyone Else Loving Today's Moves?
posted at 7/31/2014 8:48 PM EDT
In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:
I wouldn't say that I love the moves, but what I like about them is that they show that the FO is serious about contending next year. These moves don't make sense otherwise.
One of our biggest holes was filled - a right handed power bat. Instead of trying to fill this need in the offseason, it was filled now. That's a plus.
Some of these guys might be flipped for other players, but the way I see it, as of now, the only position that is not set for 2015 is one of either SS or 3B, depending on where Bogaerts plays.
The Sox have positioned themselves well to acquire the veteran starting pitching needed to contend next season. I didn't think it would be possible if Lester were dealt, but now I think it is.
We'll have to wait to see how the rest of this plays out, but I'm not as disappointed as I thought I would be once Lester got dealt. And I may be in the minority, but I haven't ruled out Lester being re-signed either.
1-I thought we got hosed.
2-When Kimmi and I disagree, Kimmi is always right. It's like 100%
3-I think one year of Cespedes is too little for Lester, but no doubt he sloys in well at the 4/5.
4-I don't care for Craig or Kelly, but both have had better years.