Re: Quickly Competitive ...or else a fire sale/re-rebuild?
posted at 1/5/2013 2:18 PM EST
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars's comment:
In response to bobbysu's comment:
I would like this team to spend more money on the Scouting side, International as well. I would like this team to give more money on other teams Good Scouts, and grab them. You start here, you wont be disappointed.
Bobby, what teams have invested in/drafted/signed more top players than the Sox over the past 10-12 years? Rizzo (AGon), Pedroia, Midds(?), Youk, Hanley/Anibal (a.k.a. 2007 WS victory) Ells, Papelbon, Lester, Buchholz, Bard....batting champion Freddy Sanchez, overrated IMO GG 30+ HR Reddick, overrated IMO Masterson....etc.
IMO, the Sox have done a great job drafting/signing....and a great job keeping our best prospects or trading a few for good value.
But to suggest the Sox have done a poor job scouting/drafting/signing seems indefensible to me. How do you defend that?
The only place I would like to see them do better is starting pitching, realistically. In that scope, I am thinking of the scouting the Rays seem to have done concerning that area. I realize they had many years of low standing to acquire high draft selections, but they sure did seem to find a good number of high quality starters. I know we have had Lester, Bucholz and now Doubie ... with some good prospects coming.
Position players, we have done fairly well.