Re: Red Sox non-waiver deadline July 31st rumors
posted at 7/17/2013 10:29 AM EDT
This is a bit of a quandry, isn't it?
Keeping in mind that Young is at best an average defender, if we pick him up, where does that leave us defensively. He's got to play, so who sits?
Do we sit Drew, who is an average SS at worst and is a streak hitter who was just beginning to hit?
Do we sit Iggy and leave Drew and Young out there knowing that Iggy is better defensively than either of them? AND Iggy is more and more looking like a ML hitter.
Do we sit Drew and Move Iggy to short and live with Young's "adequate" defense? What about the old saw that you don't lose your position to an injury?
Do we sit Young so we can put the best defensive team we can on the field? If we're going to do THAT why pick him up at all?
Where does that leave Snyder, whos playing pretty darn well.
And what about Middy? Does this move preclude any chance of his coming back this year?
Can you tell that I don't think Young is the answer?
I'm not prepared to give up ANY of our top 5-6 prospects for anyone they might get but I DO understand that the FO has to do something before the end of the month to show the team that they're commtted to winning. It's just that this team is in 1st place so I see no need to make a splash. One more solid pen arm, maybe, if that person can be gotten for 2-3 mid-level prospects, and we live or die with what we've got.
In spite of the success this year it's still a bridge year, and I very much like what I see at the end of that bridge.
Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.