Re: Boras and Drew
posted at 1/18/2014 10:16 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
I think most of us Iggy fans knew all along that Sox management did not view Iggy in the same light as us. We went with Aviles in 2012and then signed Drew last winter.
Personally, I am not being critical of Ben. I understand the Iggy-Peavy trade, but I'd rather have had Iggy at SS and Bogey at 3B going forward than 1.3 years of Peavy. Most of you know I am a big fan of great defense at SS, so I may be biased on this issue, but I have said numerous times over the last few years, if we weren't going to give Iggy the FT job, then we should look to trade him. I think 1.3 years of a quality SP, including 2 possible playoff cycles, was a pretty good haul.
Since Iggy was probably never going to be a FT player for the Sox, we basically traded our utility IF'er for a very good SP. One can argue about Ben and John's perception of Iggy as not being worthy of a FT job, and I think they (we) have a valid argument, but I really believe Iggy was never going to be handed the job.
You have been more than fair in your analysis of the trade, Moon. I can understand being excited by the possibility of a Bogaerts/Iggy left side for many years. If we did not have such promising prospects waiting in the wings to replace Iglesias, I would have been against the trade when it happened.
I guess I don't understand those who are still complaining about this trade, saying it will hurt us in the long run. Obviously, we can't assess that for several more years. But because Iglesias wasn't a big part of the long term plans anyway, I don't see how trading him hurts those long term goals. IMO, it could even help the team long term.