Re: Bye Bye Iggy - Heading to Detroit
posted at 7/31/2013 11:04 AM EDT
In response to ThefourBs' comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
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What happens next year? Resign Drew? Bogaerts as a starter? Intresting.
Almost same situation as this year, with Iggy.
I like it. If this is the case, Sox should not lolligag, they should bring up Bogaerts now, and put him in the same situation as Iggy was this year. Get him ready, start getting that mental toughness. Pennant drive best time.
Bogey and Middy, with Cecchini just about ready is my guess.
I wish this didn't smell quite so much like Michael Young. They're not going to bring Bogarts up now in the middle of a pennant race, give him 3B (a position he's not familiar with) and tell him it's his to lose.
They created a huge problem on the left side of the IF to get Peavey and I hope they don't try to "fix" that problem with Young. But I don't know what else they're going to do. They act like they're committing to Bogarts as the SS of the future now, so who plays 3B, now or in '14? Right now Young looks like the "logical" (UGH!) choice as he'd be a rental for the remainder of this year, but only because he's a rental, and IMO that's a poor reason to be picking someone up.
Up until last night this team was set with a cost controlled IF for the next several years. They had four prospects to fill three positions. They had Iggy, Middy, Bogarts, and Cecchini almost ready to play and they also had Marerro coming up as a backup. Remembering that not every prospect pans out, that gave them the chance to pick the three they wanted to keep and store the other(s) in Pawtucket or use them as trade bait. Now they've hamstrung themselves and have to hope that all of them make the bigs.
The more I think about this trade the more I really don't like it. Maybe that's partly because as "max" said in another thread, without Iggy this team isn't going to be as much fun to watch, but it's also because it did something I didn't want to see done - mortgaging the future in the hope of quick success.
IMO that's why the Sox went 84 years being always the bridesmaid and never the bride. Just when I felt the FO had learned something from that 84 years it's appearing that they didn't.
Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.
They have 2 potential SS and 3 potential 3b..Im not seeing where they are hamstrung S5. Bogey is basically ready for MLB and Middy has improved on everything and should be ready by 2014, if not this year. Cecchini could be ready next year as well and Marerro in a couple years, although hes fairly mediocre with the bat but also has great defense.
I dont believe they came close to mortgaging the future. Not at all. Sorry, just not seeing it.
I'm really going to miss watching Iggy play.
Nobody fields a ball like he does.
However, when folks like Southpaw, Alex Spier and a close friend of mine, that knows more about baseball than I ever will, say it's a good deal for the Sox, I'm not about to argue.
I've yet to see Bogearts play, if his bat is as good as advertised, we wont be pining for Iggy for long, next year.
appreciate the props 4B's...
Bogey is the real deal. Ive seen him play a few times and with all the reports by the pros who have seen him more than me, they say hes a special player. When your GM absolutely refused to even discuss his name involved in any trade, even for an ACE type pitcher. That should tell you something about how the organization, and other GM's who wanted him, feel about this kid..
I will miss Iggys glove as much as anyone, and he seemed like a genuinely good kid that loved to play baseball. With Buchs injury questions and the Sox doing much better than anyone thought, BC owed it to the fans, players and the whole organization to make a move that helps us for aug/sept and a possible PO run. For what teams were looking for in return for a starter, we got a deal.
The garza deal was equal to giving up Middy, Barnes and probably Owens and that is a for a rental who just returned from an arm issue. Peavy is the better pitcher and has another year of control and didnt cost us nearly as much. His past medical history worries some, and thats understandable. But he pitched 30+ games in 2012 and looked good. This latest injury was a rib injury and his arm is fine. health is always a concern, but a move needed to be made.
Although well liked, Iggy was expendable with our other SS options. I wish the kid the best, except when we play Detroit.