In response to Flapjack07's comment:
Would you rather see Brentz and Bradley than Victorino and Gomes? Bogaerts instead of Drew?
If Brentz, Bradley, and Bogaerts were major league ready, I'd love nothing more. But Brentz has played all of 5 games in AAA and struggled. The other two haven't played a game above AA. I can't wait to see these guys and the others at Fenway, but in all likelihood they need more seasoning in the minors first. I'm pretty sure the team knows their prospects and their readiness better than anyone here.
For years the BDC whine brigade has been telling us how much the team and the fans overrate our prospects...and now, suddenly, people are upset because we're not fielding an entire team of minor leaguers. Unbelievable.
I think signing Gomes to 2 yrs. is the time that the prospects mention above will be MLB ready. The Victorino deal is the just in case factor, that Ellsbury will be gone by season's end. Within 2 years time we may see one the above prospects being a FT OF'er.