Re: Grade Yourself - Predictions 2013
posted at 9/15/2013 4:45 PM EDT
Season record - I predicted 90 wins. Looks like they should do at least 6-8 better than that so I say C
Napoli - Wasn't thrilled with 3/39, but liked the player and fit. Not sure how to grade it since he basically got 1/13.
Shane V - Liked the signing and understood the slight overpay for 1 less year than he was supposedly offered. A
Drew/Iggy - I always said Iggy would hit good enough to warrant a starting job as an MLB SS. He proved nothing last year to say he was ready and I understood and liked the Drew signing. Its worked out good from where I'm sitting. Tough loss on Iggy, but the need was there for a front line starter to go deep into the playoffs and apparently they view Bogey as the man at SS. Id say I got a C on that one since Iggy has looked better than I thought this year.
Dempster - I understood the signing and he has basically what I though he would be, a #5 pitcher that you can count on to give you around 200IP and a 4.50ish ERA. A
Manager JF - I was a little hesitant at first as well, but quickly warmed up to it. B
Papi - I though it was absolutely the right move. A
Lackey - I figured he could start of slow, but would get better in the 2nd half. Hes done better than I thought. B
Gomes - Though it was a great signing because of who he is and the role he would play for the $$. A
Ben Cherington - I've always though that Cherrington would be a good GM because of how long hes been in the organization, starting out in scouting and development and working his way to being the GM. Also being sa player himself through college. A
Theres also more that wasnt mentioned.
Joel Hanrahan- I understood the deal and what Ben was doing. I wasnt thrilled about it, but didnt hate it. C
Mike Carp- For his role and the next to nothing cost, who didnt like it? Well, besides Softlaw ;) A
David Ross- I was calling for him early November. A
I think its about a B grade.