Re: Is Cherington going to pull the trigger on anything?
posted at 7/31/2012 7:52 AM EDT
-if the Sox keep Ells, CC and Ross--Kalish could be a #4 OF Nava #5; one of those could be moved. I think they continue to hold with Punto---he has survived and I see why he has been a fixture on each team he has been with; he's a dirt dog, versatile, dependable and apparently a good teammate.
Bobby V's pen seems to be finding it's own level. Morales and Miller are very strong. Aceves is very strong. I'm questioning Albers, Padilla and Mel.
Until Bailey is back Mort/Prior would be a one or two batter stopper, put out a fire, not start one.
Albers and Mel I would consider moving.
You also have Bard getting healthy.
Tazawa and Cook can be moved--keep both until Atch & Hill return.
Buch, Doubie, Lester, Beckett and Cook; when and if Dice returns another move.
So after the Trade Deadline a few changes:
Rotation(5): Buch, Doubie, Lester, Beckett and Cook.
Pen(6): Aceves, Miller, Morales, Mort/Prior, Padilla and Tazawa.
(9) Position Players: AGon, Pedroia, Ciriaco, Middle, CC, Ells and Ross--DH Ortiz
Catchers(2): Shop and Salty
Bench(3): Nava, Kalish and Punto.
Move--Albers, Aviles, Melancon. Sweeney--DL.