Re: As CONSTRUCTED, cracks are showing in the 12-7 FOUNDATION............
posted at 4/22/2013 5:07 PM EDT
In response to Bill-806's comment:
Cracks or CONCERNS.......... Catcher, SS, LF, DH, 4- 5 pitchers, Bullpen.......... Great start, howevaa you can see where the concerns are........ Not to mention, Middlebrooks slump !! What say you, all you wise baseball people ?????
Well Bill it appears you are not be satisfied unless the Sox field the American League All Star team as it's line-up:
Catcher - What the heck are you looking for from this position...Salty and Ross are fine to man this spot on the roster...don't get hung up on Salty's SO ratio...he makes it up with the long ball. Don't get hung up on the pitch calling either...this ability is dicatated by the effectiveness of the pitcher.
SS - Drew has started slow but is a proven MBL player when healthy...he'll warm up as the weather warms up...if not warm by July than you can resume your Iggy crusade and begin complaining about him when he gets the job and can't hit himself out of a paper bag.
LF - Nava/Gomes - Nava has been remarkable so far and you are looking to replace him?? Gomes may not hit .300 but when he gets on base he is one of the best runners in baseball when it comes to reading the play and getting the extra base.
DH - I love this one....this one must be about Big Papi dropping the F-bomb...the guy just gets back in the line-up, has collected a bunch of hits, although no HRs yet...this must be your complaint too...New DH that doesn't spew F-Bombs and hits HRs 3 out of every 10 ABs.
4-5 Pitchers - So the Sox have to go out and get Clayton Kershaw and Matt Cain to fill their rotation so that Buchholz and Dempster can be the #4 and 5 starters...Doubront and Lackey (when he returns) just don't cut that all-star caliber team requirement.
Bullpen - Now the bullpen needs an overhaul too...couple of blown saves, Uehara gives up a dinger and it's time to clean house...We need a bullpen full of Mariano Rivera's, Jim Johnson's and Greg Kimbrels.
OK Ben Cherington...Billy boy, the self-proclaimed #1 poster on the BDC Red Sox message board is calling you out. Now go build us that All-Star team now Cherry! Oh yeah, don't forget to satisfy his buddy Softy by trading away Ellsbury while you are at it...Although that would add CF to Billy's list of cracks in the foundation.