Re: Ranaudo pitching tomorrow
posted at 7/31/2014 8:12 PM EDT
In response to GumboSox's comment:
The main wealth in talent is on the mound, and those are the kids we're going to get to see most. Elsewhere, Vazquez is already here and doing well, but when the rosters expand, maybe we'll also get a taste of Swihart.
As Kelv. pointed out, we sure found out this year that we ain't exactly loaded w/ OF prospects, so the rest of this year can be about giving the new additions some exposure to and time to adjust to Fenway (both from offense and defense perspectives. Figure out which one profiles better in RF, which in LF. Let the Hawaiian finally shut it down for good and see if he can come back healthy next year. If so, maybe he supplants JBJ in CF, unless we get indications that the new lineup is solid enough to carry JBJ on the strength of his glove/arm.
Maybe Mookie will be brought back for a bit and Pedey can get a few days off, we'll see what the kid looks like playing his natural position -- and if he hits better without the extra stress of learning a new position, in the majors, after a 20 minute visit to the high minors.
Give the vets who remain regular days off and hope that the extra off-days combined with the early off-season help revive them after a long season last year.
There's PLENTY of playing time to go around, and since BC really did appear to be building for next year, I think we're going to see them trying everything they can to see what they really have for 2015.
Quite a good post