In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I have actually had a change of thought on Stanton after reading an interesting article on players as big as he is (6'6") and there injury rate...and now Stanton is missing time each season with non major injury, but more the nagging kind...I agree, the Marlins will ask for the moon, and I also agree, the Sox will say no...and some other team will pay a ransom to aquire Stanton.
Boegart is going to be very exciting, but the story of the next RS run will be the young pitching. Staff is stoked for the next 10 years as long as they have "normal" health...quality, quantity and high upside at all levels....Ben need only to say "NO" when any one comes knocking
Lets see...about 3 weeks from the mid way point of the season...Ben for GM of the year? Farrell manager of the year?
Did you read that out of scout.com???? I read the same article. Good stuff but he fails to mention a plerathra of great players who were very tall and had long successful careers. Like Randy Johnson and Derek Lowe and Adam Wainwright, Roger Clemens.
If there is any truth to that then we are in big trouble; If you noticed the Sox have started drafted a lot, and I mean a LOT of tall players particularly pitchers recently
I believe I read the article in fan graphs...and the reference was to positional players only, not pitchers. I think pitchers do not apply to the injury reference as there are numerous exceptions. My recollection is that the article mentioned only 2 players of the size bucking the trend, with one of them being Frank Howard