Re: Deal Might Be Right Move, But Sends Wrong Message To Future Free Agents
posted at 8/25/2012 11:28 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Deal Might Be Right Move, But Sends Wrong Message To Future Free Agents
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Deal Might Be Right Move, But Sends Wrong Message To Future Free Agents : I didn't even include Ross in the equation of guys walking out. This is fantasy to think the Sox can mend the bad image it created. It's Toxic around here, and now it's toxic with agendas. Don't like it here-you're gone!!! But in baseball, I've seen that the guys who might be uncomfortable--find that winning gets you comfortable---Manny is a great example of a player who had many reservations about the Fish Bowl, but adhered to his contract and played well. AGON was certainly earning his contract whether he was a good fit or not...
Posted by dannycater[/QUOTE]
Ross has to look at Fenways as part of the reason his value climbed so high with his highest career OPS. (.975 at home/.700 away). he might be one who takes less to play here, but we can afford to keep him anyways at top dollar.
For argument's sake, let's look at one possible scenario:
1) sign Montero, Marcum, and Ross. (Forget about Hamilton & Greinke)
2) trade Doubront, Salty, Melancon, and Cecchini for Justin Upton.
3) trade Lava, Aviles,Sweeney, Brentz, & ranaudo for J. Shields.
(We could even throw in some of the Dodger prospects.)
We'd have this:
1) Ellsbury CF
2) Pedroia 2B
3) Upton RF
4) Montero 1B
5) Midd/Ross (vR/L) 3B/DH-LF
6) Ross/Midd (vR/L) DH-LF/3B
7) Gomez/Shaw/bridge FA 1 yr deal (1B-DH)
8) Nava/Linares/Bradley/bridge FA like Pods (LF)
9) Ciriaco/Iggy (SS)
SP) Shields, Buch, Lest, Lack, Mor, Doub, Mort, Taz, Stew...
RP) Bailey, Aceves, Bres, Miller, Atch, Hill, Bard, Melan, (see starters)
You really think this team is worse than 2012's? And, this is just spending a small fraction of what is available, and we still have Bradley, Bogaerts, and Barnes!