Re: Jackie Bradley Will Make The Opening Day Roster
posted at 3/25/2013 12:12 AM EDT
I suppose Bradley could be the next Freddy Lynn, and he might make me become a believer that we have a chance this year, but 11 games vs 162 is still the right idea. I can see starting him with the big club, but then I hear he has to go down for 20 days. Maybe when Papi comes back that could happen, but the 11 days sounds better to me.
I can understand the mania building for this guy. He is something special. He's so special, I want him here in Boston an extra year.
If he turns out to be a superstar , we can have him for the extra year , and for his productive career , if we want. How have we become a small market team , unable to deal with Boras ?
Yes, we can extend or re-sign him, but it might be a huge cost for that one year, and like it or not, this team is on a budget and always will be. It might be a top 2-5 budget in MLB for quite a while, but the fact is, the money we end up spending on JBJ for that year is money we can not spend on another position of two, or three.
11 Days for 162 during prime age.
We're not even going to win it all this year, even if JBJ has a Fred Lynn rookie type year.
If he turns out to be just an above average player, or less , we simply move on. We have no idea what the future holds.
If he ends up being average or above average, then what did we miss by having him in AAA for 11 days? Are you thinking he will have an awesome 11 days, then maybe just be average or above average the rest of the way, we make the playoffs by a close amount, so those 11 days were crucial, and then we go on to win a ring, all in thanks to those 11 days?
Six years from now , there will be a host of young players who we have not heard about at this time.
This is a lame point.
Moonslav , life is short. You are thinking way too far into the future. Why not go for it all right now ?
It's that here and now attitude that got us Crawford, and Lackey and 6 years of losing.
11 games now vs 162 later is a no brainer.
If it was 162 now for 162 later, I'd still be hesitant, since my guess is that JBJ will be better in 7 years than in 2013. At least at 162 vs 162, I could see going with JBJ all season, but it's not even close. That extra 151 games has huge value. Much much more than 11 games in April on a team destined to finish out of the playoffs.