Re: It is quite obvious, JACOBY, SALTY,BARD, ACEVES ............
posted at 3/4/2013 1:01 PM EST
In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:
In response to Bill-806's comment:
In response to mef429's comment:
my feeble mind can't fathom what players we might get from this package.....if only there was an annoying sailor who could enlighten me and tell me what to expect to get from trading these guys...
Let me try ......... It is obvious that we have a backlog @ certain positions IE: Catcher, Bullpen, And the next centerfielder in Jackie Bradley ........ So we package some of these guys, and bring in our own kids as well as youtes from other teams...... We need to move on from the above mentioned 4 as we have seen enough and they are not the future !!!!! The Jacoby situation is what it is.... We won't beable to sign him, and besides he is "hurt more often than not" !!!
OK, so let me know where my t-balls are off here:
Am I crazy to still have a question mark as to JBJ's readiness for the majors? Should two weeks of groundball singles against creaky pitchers throwing get-the-creak-out fastballs override the fact that he had trouble adjusting to AA just last summer?
Am I stupid to think that selling low on Ellsbury is pretty stupid at this juncture, since we will be able to sell low when we really do need to make a move, even if he doesn't play well this year ... which he probably will?
Am I crazy to think that the catcher position really isn't stocked? Don't think we can call Napoli a catcher anymore, and I am not sure where The-Next-Carlton-Fisk fits into the picture yet. So, as i see it, there are 2 major league catchers on the roster right now.
As far as bullpen, yes, stocked, no doubt. But I don't see many guys able to do what Aceves does. Maybe Morales.
Agree 100 percent.
I really don't get the "Trade Ellsbury" attitude. First, you're right. His value now is low, so the Sox likely would be better off simply getting the draft pick if he signs elsewhere at the end of the year.
And with Ellsbury's value low at the moment, even if Bradley is ready now, wouldn't the Sox would be better off with having them both in the lineup. Ellsbury is certainly better than Gomes and Victorino.
That's what makes posters like Bill such a joke. He's so quick to insist on having De La Rosa in the rotation now using the argument of keeping the best players, yet he's quick to want to dump Ellsbury and not field the best players.
I doubt the Sox trade him. I don't see the Sox being out of the race at the trade level, especially if Ellsbury is having a great year. And a team that acquires him during the season won't get a draft pick if they lose him to free agency, so unless a team is willing to overpay for him thinking he'll put them over the top, I doubt the Sox would get a top prospect/player.
And if Ellsbury is just OK this season, all the more the Sox will be better off getting the draft pick.