In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
In response to Alibiike's comment:
You missed the whole point of the OP. He is saying put the prospects in umiform now and let them play. Struggle through it for a couple of years and let them develop. We will better in the long term.
The Sox could do this till the cows come home, say the prospects aren't ready and sign mediocre guys to fill the gaps. Let the youth of this team take the ball and run with it. it could be no worse than what we have done.
No, I didn't miss the damn point. I pointed out that Middlebrooks, Lavarnway and Iglesias all played last year. Maybe you missed the games they played in while you were watching your NL team play.
Sure they did, just as other minor league players who are brought up when the roster expands to 40. They got a lot of playing time because the Sox were out of it, and because BV wanted them to play. This in not as much about ability as it is mental capacity and maturity. The kids all have the ability to play at the the MLB level, it just takes confidence and determination to succeed at it.
Go ahead HexNut, and climb on board the "insult ike" train. Truth is, I understand this game better than most of you put together.