Re: Justin Upton on the block, expected to be moved, should the sox trigger a deal for him?
posted at 11/11/2012 2:16 PM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Only Anderson made it to #1. Bowden and Ranaudo to #2, Wesymoreland #4
You are using a list among many subjective lists, as bugaboo for a specious claim.
And what was the list you used? "Objective"? I used soxprospects.com- a very repsectable list and one that has shown their ordering is pretty accurate over the years.
Anyone dare to claim that a #1 Red Sox RH can miss prospect this month on one of many lists, at leasts 2 or 3 years away from playing enough MLB to be equipped to excel at the MLB level, anyone foolish enough to claim that sending Bogaerts is a deal breaker when acquiring J. Upton?
Is this supposed to make sense? I have no clue what you are saying or who you are directing this at.
Yes, we have such fools who claim that Bogaerts, at least 2 or 3 years away from being more than an inxeperienced MLB roookie, is more important to hang on to than to acquire J. Upton. LMAO!
Weren't you the one who excluded Boagerts from your list of players AZ could choose from until just a few days ago, when you added "if they insist on Bogaerts..."
I suppose you must be LYAO at yourself then.
Some pretty good low cost top propsects made it bigtime.
Weaker than "job creation v. total people unemployed". The number of "top prospects" in MLB, not on one team's list, that make like Justin Upton has already made it is a tiny percentage.
HanRam, Papelbon and Buch are in the same league as Upton. That's 3 out of the 8 guys who have been #1 over the last 10 years. I wouldn't call 3/8 a "tiny percentage".
Look, I'm all for trading for Upton. I'd prefer to trade Bradley and the others I specifically listed than Bogaerts, but I'd part with Bogaerts if needed as well. The difference is that I don't need to lie, distort, or delude myself to make my points.
I'd like to deal for Upton as well, but it doesn't sound like we are a good match, as I don't think they move Middlebrooks OR Boegarts for him, and it sounds like Arizona is looking for help at SS and 3rd, as well as pitching obviously.
One of the reasons many feel Boegarts is considered "untouchable" outside of the fact that some scouts, Softlaw's scouting report on his defense notwithstanding, see his ceiling as "franchise player," but also because his "makeup" is considered to be excellent as well. He's a bright kid, he speaks 4 languages, he has a terrific work ethic and he is almost humble to a fault. Some scouts also feel it's not out of the question that he is the Sox starting SS by the end of next season.