Re: Ben - make 1967 happen again! Keep Bogaerts, De La Rosa Webster, Bradley and Wright on 25 man roster!
posted at 3/1/2013 4:18 PM EST
what if one of the guys we picked up this offseason is traded for a player who helps us in 2015??
I have mentioned that this seems to be the only redeeming value to any of our signings, but it will also take Ben to pull the trigger and essentuially "give up" on the season at the deadline, unless a kid comes up and does well somewhere giving us a surplus at a position of need to another desperate team. It could happen, but this is walking on unchartered waters. I'm all for breaking paradigms, but until it happens, I'm guessing we keep these guys to the bitter end.
Just because it doesn't look that way now doesn't mean it won't happen. We've seen these things cycle before, If Hanrahan extends that would be a move that helps us in 2015 and beyond
I liked the Hanrahan trade, since I had little faith in the prospects we gave up. I have heard he is open to extending, and if he does, that would be a help for 2015 and maybe beyond. Again, I have not given up on Ben. I am still holding out hope.
I've also heard that he is willing to extend. really hope he does because i like this dude a lot. But you never know how a closer is going to do when coming to boston.....
, If Carp develops into a good 1Bman/OF'er?
Yes, he is under team control until after 2016's season, but is he who you want to hang your hat on this winter?
Not hang my hat on him, but he is pretty young.. i expect that he will continue to develop and get better. his 2011 season wasn't too shabby. Just another young guy to look forward to in a couple years.
If Drew plays well enough to get a QO?
Highly doubtful. Even if he does play great, he could be the next Lohse.
While i agree it is unlikely its not impossible. If he puts up great offensive numbers in fenway (certainly not outside the realm of possibility) and gives us average-above average defense a team might be interested enough to give up a draft pick. Especially considering the average offense given from the SS position.
If Dempster is traded? Holt could turn into a servicable IF'er or even Of'er (he certainly has a lot of potential)... Saying NONE of these moves helps us in 2015 and beyond is being a bit narrow minded as we don't know what the future holds. Your a poster who follows the web of player transactions very well so I know you'll catch them when/if they occur.
Yes, I know some of these lesser players may spring to life and be contributors, but nothing we did this winter really made a significant difference on our outlook for 2015 and beyond. We have the same prospects and draft picks, which gives us a bright future, but this team needed to use this winter to improve our longterm outlook, but instead we kept it essentially the same, and spent all our money and efforts on the here and now.
i think our future is pretty damn bright as it is..(STOP BEING GREEDY LOL) we have one of the top farms in BB, a dumptruck load of cash coming off the books around the time the crop is scheduled to arrive. The next 2 years FA classes leave this one in the DUST. Definitely an ideal time to restock, not to mention we will have a much much better idea of what prospects are shoe ins and which ones are busts and will be able to supplement the team accordingly.
I get why it was done. I just think we could have done one thing that significantly helped our team for 2015 and beyond... and we could have done it without giving up any future players if that is what we wanted to do. (I think we might have given up 2-3 future players for 1 better one, but that is not something I needed to happen.)