Re: How to fix the Sox (realistic?)
posted at 10/13/2011 5:59 PM EDT
In Response to How to fix the Sox (realistic?)
Posted by 01efea8d292eaa7bd70749c3f524e4bb[/QUOTE]
#1 We need a tough manager
who isn't afraid to take risks, play some small ball and discipline guys. #2 Out with Tek, Drew and Wake
. Reddick or Kalish along with guy like Cuddyer or Beltran is all we need. No Sizemore, he's another LF Drew who has been done for years and can't hit or run well anymore.
Lavarnway and Salty should be given there chance at catcher.
#3 Wake, after recent comments and the fact he can't even own up to his own struggles but wants to return is gone.
Miller I would keep in the mix for now. #4 Lackey and prospect for Zambrano.
Theo needs to take his failure with him. I would rather take a chance on Zambrano who is a better pitcher, or Santana
The Yankees and about 10 other teams will be after CJ Wilson
while Nolan Ryan tries to resign him but we should be in on it. #6 Aceves
, could easily start if needed. I would try my very best to sign a middle reliever like "Ryan Madson" for insurance. Weiland,
was a good reliever in college and I feel he is best suited to join our pen for at least a shot.#7 Pap,
real tough decision because is Bard good enough, or could a guy like Heath Bell handle pressure in Boston? I'm leaning towards keeping Pap,
but again we need a top tier starting pitcher so it would be money towards this.#8 Bring Scuter back
along with Aviles and give Iglesias another year to mature. Lowrie is expendable trade bait.#9 Do not trade Jacoby,
try and sign him or possibly package him for a player like Kemp or J. Upton, he has that kind of value.#10
Our entire management staff needs to make sure every single player stays in top physical condition. There will still be injuries but we won't look like a bunch of Fat Cats out there.#11 We need to make Pede our captain
. He is a leader by example and will voice his opinion if things get out of hand. We need a leader on this #12 If Papi wants out let him,
anyone not committed should leave. Offer the Mets Middlebrooks, Lackey and a prospect for David Wright if we can't dump him on the Cubs, then move Youk to DH and Wright to 3B. I seriously doubt we can afford what Fielder will make as a 1B elsewhere
Our lineup looks like this, but not necessarily in this BA order.
Youk DH or Papi
Cuddyer or Beltran RF
Youk 3B or Wright
if he can't throw the ball without Tek trade him.
We need him to do well with no distractions.
Zambrano for Lackey?
CJ or Buehrle, Oswalt last choice?
"like Aceves was, a low risk" after the injury and one bad year he looked pretty decent
and is better than Wakefield.
Possible "fall back trade" for Beckett?
Bullpen: Madson, Aceves, Weiland, Miller, Morales, Jenks, Pap, Bard?