Re: Hot Stove League Discussion Thread
posted at 12/10/2013 2:49 PM EST
In response to Flapjack07's comment:
In response to davidap's comment:
If Drew returns to the Red Sox, which I don't necessarily oppose if the dollars are right, does that mean they're giving up on Middlebrooks? How would Middlebrooks get enough at-bats behind Bogaerts at third base? I don't think I like the idea of Drew returning unless Middlebrooks gets traded for something decent. Middlebrooks, to me, projects as a Mark Reynolds-type at worst: a low OBA, power-hitting homerun slugger. And those guys do have some value to a roster. It's important to have a homerun threat in the lineup. Right now, only Ortiz and maybe Napoli fit that description. I think a full year of at-bats for Middlebrooks would easily result in a 30+ HR season.
This is what I was wondering as well. Bogaerts and Middlebrooks should both be playing every day, and I don't see how they could if Drew was re-signed.
I wonder if the continued interest in Drew means they have a trade in mind for Middlebrooks.
If we sign Drew, I think Middy would be traded.
The most PAs we could give everyone, if he stayed (and Carp was dealt instead):
SS: Drew 450 vs RHPs/100 vs LHPs & Bogey 150 vs LHPs
3B: Bogey 450 vs RHPs/50 vs LHPs & Middy 150 vs LHPs
1B: Napoli 350 vs RHPs/150vs LHPs /Middy 100 vs LHPs/100 vs RHPs
DH: Papi 450 vs RHPs/150 vs LHPs & Napoli 100 vs LHPs
Total barring injury:
I can't see this happening, although an injury would give Middy all the PAs he could handle. (to any of Papi, Drew, Bogey or Napoli)