Re: Ben Says............................
posted at 11/11/2012 7:31 PM EST
Lets see, Catcher below avg., no 1st baseman, SS with no Major League experience, 3rd Baseman who hasn't played full season, Right Field, Left Field. Starting Staff, that was giving up almost 5 runs a game, that hardly Pitches into the 7th inning. Bullpen not bad.
Weak Free Agent Class, not an abundace of Prospects so you can afford to make a Trade.
We got our DH and Manager though. Nah, team is going in the right direction.
Thoughtful analysis indeed. So, if you were in Ben's shoes what would you do today?
If I were Ben, I wouldn't try bargain shopping again. No need to. The sox have some coin so there is no reason not to go out and get the best of the FA class and shed some of the dead weight via trade (Salty, Aceves, Bard, Sweeney, Atchison, etc.)
If it's "dead weight" as you call it, why would anybody else want it?
Sheriff - of all the stupid remarks made 'round these here parts - and there ain't a shortage of 'em - you have nailed the stupidest of them all i.e. "X is rubbish, terrible, low OPS, bad throwing arm, oft-injured, not clutch, bad breath and had sex outside of marriage" so let's trade him/them for Sandy Koufax and Babe Ruth!