Re: Pocketing money? Shedding salary only for profit?
posted at 8/26/2012 9:19 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Pocketing money? Shedding salary only for profit?
[QUOTE]agree 100%...This ownership, if anything, has never gone the cheap route. They will spend for players, just more wisely going forward. I really dont believe it will take a few years either. With the right moves, player health, and playing up to their potential, they could contend NEXT YEAR. Yeah, I said it...and I believe it.
Posted by southpaw777[/QUOTE]
I believe it too, it's not that much of a stretch.
-Buccholz needs to do what he did this year.
-Doubront and Morales need to put together complete seasons pitching comparably to this year.
-Lester needs to return to career norms, or above 3 are moot
-Bailey needs to be healthy
If those can happen, I think they'll be in fine position. A little timely hitting, and a better all around attitude could see this team make the playoffs, absolutely.
I've seen teams for the past many years make the playoffs with talent levels comparable to what the Sox have, right now, sometimes less so.
Pitching, pitching, pitching.
I see little help out there this offseason, but a little patience for future FA classes and their own guys to develop could yield huge results.