Re: Anyone read or believe this note on Drew?
posted at 2/3/2014 3:17 PM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Signing Drew might mean Bogey starts in AAA not Middy. Bogey could learn to play 3B in AAA as well as gain a year of team control at the back end of his his team control span.
Middy would be given at least 2-3 months to show his stuff, and if he doesn't work out, we have Bogey to come up to the bigs at a position, he is probably better suited for anyways: 3B.
Tough call moon, Bogy hits lefties really well and Drew doesn't. Drew and Herrera hit righties but Herrera still has a minor league option. Chances are good Herrera goes down while Bogy splits time with Middy and Drew.
I would keep Bogy for lefties and give Middy one last opportunity to prove he belongs.
I can't see us losing a year of team control on Bogey, just so he can play vs LHPs (~30% of the games) . Bogey needs to play everyday.
It is a tough call, because Bogey projects to be better than Middy, but the team control issue and the fact that Bogey has barely played 3B makes me lean towards thinking Ben would keep Bogey in AAA, not Middy or Herrera... at least until bogey get that extra year.
Anyone know how long Bogey would need to stay in AAA to gain that extra year of team control?
Not sure how long it would take to gain another year of control over Bogy but if it's more than half of next season? 30% of the games can make or break us in our division. Guys like Gomes and Carp are decent but weaken our OF defense while someone like Drew is pretty much useless along with Herrera against lefties. We saw early on last season why having someone more capable against lefties is so important.
Thats why I would prefer a more established defensive/RHH OF who can hit lefties and play every day along with Bogy over Drew or Herrera.