Re: ONE PLAYER...YES, ONE...SCREWED UP THE FIRST HALF FOR THE REDSOX!!
posted at 7/14/2014 11:19 AM EDT
Although it has been brutal to watch, there are some silver linings.......
HOLT? Could be the real deal, and one we may never have seen for the next......... years 》》》》 I LOVE THIS KID. & we must find a permanent spot for him!!!!! I guess RF???
JBJ? Maybe, just maybe, the kid is actually developing a decent +.270 bat, with GREAT CFing. Big plus!!!!!
XB? I think his bat will come back around, but Drew must be dealt & put XB back at SS, his natural, albeit not great by a long shot, position. The ONLY OTHER POSITION HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO PLAY is 1st base. Posibly RF at fenway, but that's it. We simply have to give him the second half at SS, and assure the kid that's where he will stay. Let him get comfortable again, & deal with and work on his lateral movement, which sucks. Gotta give him the rest of 2014 & all of 2015 to develope!
Lester? AWESOME!!!!!!!!! But we screw ed the poowch on not offering something NOT insulting. Time to offer him 5 years at 100M+. Maybe 110M
Lackey? Excellent!!!! Offer him 2 year 26M Extension & forget about next year at 500K.
Buch? Could possibly be turning THE corner?
De La Rosa? I like his potential
Vasquez? The only good to come out of the AJ debacle, + it could mean great news if the kid can hit .270 ish. Love this kid's potential!!! If we'd extended Salty???? The kid would have been a burried treasure.
ALL WE REALLY NEED IS......
a big hitting LF'r, and a solid good hitting 3rd baseman. OR......
Put HOLT at 3rd, Nava in LF, & A BIG BAT in RF. I still like Nava!
If Middy could work on 1st base, & develop a consistent swing in Pawtucket, I'd still like to develope him at 1st. Gotta....... GOTTA rebuild some value there. Too much promise to give up on. BUT! He absolutely must be sent down to work things out. Assuming he has options remaining?
p.s. to blame 1 player for a team wide offensive implosion is simply ridiculous!