Re: Iglesias the beloved
posted at 10/8/2013 11:24 AM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Peavy was big already in helping the Sox get to the PS. He could close things out tonight in Tampa. The trade was the right move for what the Sox needed to go deep into the PS. They NEEDED a good starter, not rely on young tired arms who were almost at their innings limit. So yes, we can tell right now if the trade was good. It was a move they needed to make.
If Bogey hits 280-300 with a solid OBP and crushes 25HR with 80+ RBI and plays good D at SS, Ill be thrilled. I believe he can, and will. He doesnt have to be a prodigy with the glove, just make the plays he should. Hes already shown a few flashes of brilliance defensively in MLB and AAA this year. More scouts see him sticking at SS. There was some talk about possibly growing out of the position, but thats certainly far from reality right now. I just dont see how people can think this was a bad move. I agree Iggy is a stud and a half defensively and should have a good enough stick to start at SS in MLB somewhere. To pick him over Xander, who will be the better all around SS, is crazy IMHO. Drew is the better SS over Iggy right now. Both Drew and Xander are more balanced SS's. I love good D as much as the next guy, but Im not giving up the offensive potential of Xander or Drew over Iggy. No way. His defense isnt so much better that it negates their superior offensive production. Im not moving everybody's regular position either, just to fit in a light hitting great defensive SS.
Its already a good trade for the Sox because they made the postseason with Peavys help. Still a ways to go, but when you fill an obvious need without disrupting the team or the future, you have done a good job. Sorry guys, with Drew already here and Xander and Marerro in line, they didnt disrupt the future ONE BIT no matter how much you want to convince yourselves they did. You may not agree with the trade and I can respect that, but lets not make it look like the Sox are going to be suffering for years because the dont have Iggy anymore.
It is NOT "already a good trade for the Sox" even though they made the PS "with Peavy's help". It's not my style to run a player down, but at the same time lets' be realistic about what he did to help. Peavy was 4-1 in 10 starts with an ERA of just over 4.00. That includes FIVE no-decisions. And two of those wins were over CWS and Colorado! It's not exactly the second coming of Bob Gibson.
Speculation that Bogarts is a ML ready SS and that Marerro is going to be one is exactly that - speculation, and I've had my heart broken too many times by speculation. I'll go with the proven commodity and Iggy has proven that he can play SS at the ML level.
To say that the trade isn't going to disrupt the future "ONE BIT" isn't realistic. We're already talking about signing Drew for more money than Iggy would have gotten, which leaves less money to sign other FA's. It's going to matter.
I respect your opinion and your right to it and we most definitely disagree. Our disagreement is entirely on the impact this trade will have on the future of the team and as I said earlier it will be years before an intelligent decision can be made.