Re: Peter Abraham's Projecting the Red Sox roster-Do you agree?
posted at 2/25/2014 6:38 PM EST
In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
I can't remember a season with less competition for the 25th slot or a starting position than this year.
Unless there is an injury, the roster is pretty well set. Sizemore over Carp may be the only question, but Carp is out of options.
We may have to get creative with the DL to keep everyone onboard. Here are the players with options remaining who do not need permission to be sent down:
1: Tazawa, Lava, Middy, Britton, Nava,
2: Webster, de la Rosa, Wilson, Wright, Butler, Vazquez, Hassan, Bradley, Herrera
3: Holt, , Workman, Bogaerts, Ranaudo, Cecchini, Brentz,
Wait how do a CFer and LF/1B/3B compete for the same roster stop especially after the year Carp head. Don't let the combination of your dislike of Carp, overvaluation of defense, and blind love for young player trick you thar Sizemore and Bradley aren't fighting for the same job.
1) It's not Carp's poor defense at 1B or in LF that is the reason he did not win a fulltime slot last year, instead it was better overall performances and track records by Napoli and Nava.
2) I like Carp, and have mentioned several times, I'd prefer we trade Gomes than him, but that since Gomes was John's fave, it won't happen.
3) I'm not a huge Bradley fan and suggested we trade him last winter, so I don't know where your "blind love for young players" is coming from. (I also mentioned that if we signed Drew- an old guy- I'd prefer we start the young guy Boegy in AAA until we gain the extra year of service.)
4) I do not think Sizemore will be near his past performance level by opening day, so I do not see a stiff competition for the CF job this spring. I hope I am wrong, becuase Grady has a high upside potential.
I'm not saying there is no way a fight develops for the 25th slot or for a FT position, but going into ST, I can't remember a season with less competition for an opening day role. I do think many of the younger players will be in fierce competition to prove they deserve to be the first guy called up once someone gets hurt, but that's another level of competition.