Re: One Idea Among Many
posted at 11/19/2012 11:38 PM EST
In response to Soxdog67's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
I'd much prefer my earlier plans that improved us for 2013, but made us serious contenders for 2014 and beyond, namely by trading Ellsbury and other FAs to be, hoever, here is an option that makes us stronger 2013 contenders though not favorites by any means:
Sign: Napoli ($56M/4)
Sign: Marcum ($27M/3)
Sign: McCarthy ($22M/3)
Trade: Aceves & Gomez for Mike Morse
Trade: Morales, Bogaerts, Cecchini, de la Cruz & Vinicio for J. Upton
C: Salty/Ross (Napoli at NL parks)
1B: Napoli (Papi at NL parks)/Morse
LF: Morse/Nava or Kalish
RF: J Upton/Sweeney
Vs RHPs: Ells/Pedey/Papi/Upton/Napoli/Morse/Midd/Salty/Iggy
Vs LHPs: Ells/Pedey/Napoli/Upton/Papi/Morse/Midd/Ross/Iggy
Rotation: Buch, Lester, Marcum, McCarthy, Lackey
LR/Spot start: Tazawa, Mortensen
Closer/SR: Bailey, Breslow, Miller, Melancon, Bard, Hill/Atchison/others
Again, I like my previous plans better, but thought I'd post this as a framework for discussion for those thinking we can make a strong push in 2013.
Poor Felix Doubront, left out in the cold - shown no love by the OP....
I don't like the 1.45 WHIP, his lack of conditioning in 2011, and his 4.0 BB/9 rate.
...also I'm not too keen about selling the farm for an Upton brother.
Justin is not BJ.
Lastly no way just Aceves and Gomez gets you Morse...
Morse has one year of team control left. Aceves has 2 years left. I'd throw in Atchison, Hill or Beato if that tilts the balance.
In recap...not a realistic idea...if you have others try them instead!
I had others, but they included J Up as well.
Others included trading Tazawa, Lava, T Lin, and Cecchini for Brett Anderson