Re: Should the Sox consider resigning Youk to a short term deal
posted at 10/26/2012 2:21 AM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Youk is not the answer. Neither is Gomez or Sands.
Since this will be a bridge year, I'm not too concerned about the 1B position, since seemingly nobody that eye-opening is available this year. We can use Papi at 1B at NL parks, and the better of Gomez and Sands the rest of the games.
It's better, at this point, to work on gaining longer-term improvements in our OF and starting rotation. If a quality 1Bman falls into our laps, then by all means pounce on it, but I don't see that happening. Signing a 1 year bridge player like Youk or Pena has some merit, as does picking up k Morlaes or Morneau, but I wouldn't give up quality youth to do it.
I respect your opinions always Moon, but you cant make the statement that this WILL be a bridge year. Thats your opinion, not a fact. Like I said, I respect your opinions, although i dont agree with this one.
I think we HAVE to concentrate on 1b as much as OF as much as a starter, since all are needed.
Whether its a stop gap until our youth are ready, or a long term option if it makes sense.
I agree with your point of not giving up quality prospects for one year stop gap options like Morneau and Morales.