Re: Simple truths
posted at 10/14/2011 8:05 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Simple truths
[QUOTE]How are we in decline? We have a core that 80% of the rest of MLB envies, we are not old (once we get rid of the 3 you know who's,) and we have two pitchers that could easily turn it around next year along with a 3rd that if healthy can be as good as any. 1) Elles 2) Pedroia 3) Crawford 4) AGon 5) Iglesias 1) Beckett 2) Lester 3) C. Bucholz 1) Aceves 2) Bard There is your core folks - one of the best in the Majors. Ad a player or two and walah. New GM and new Manager, The only thing missing is the right attitude. Beckett has a choice and the others can be released or traded (Youk) (Lackey). Please tell me how the right manager and a couple of pink slips cant change the attitude? Then answer me how just with the players I listed above, tell me how in the hell that isn't a great nucleus.
Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
I p[osted this on another thread, basically got negative comments back. Im in agreement with you, we have a good nucleus. I also think its time to get a lot younger a lot quicker. the Sox need to start right now!
I think it's time to go young! Im tired of thinking you can buy a WS! We all have our favorite old time players, but when do we say goodbye and let the young breath? Im tired of hearing about young players coming up in other organizations and all we hear is that we have this kid or that kid in the minors and he is not ready. Not ready at age 22-25? If thats the case it's time to clean the system of them. That being said,
C- Salty & Lavarnway (also DH)
1st - Agon
2nd - Pedey
SS - Bogaerts (only 19 and showing HR power)
3RD - Middlebrooks (23 and HR power)
LF - Crawford
CF - Ells
RF - Brentz (right handed power we seek)
DH - Papi
Utilty Lowrie, Aviles, (Reddick or Kalish)
SP - Beckett, Buch, Jon, Doubront,((Bedard if he will stay) or Barnes or Ranaudo)
BP - Aceves, Wheeler, Morales, Bowden, Bard, Jenks, Albers
Trade Lackey, yes someone on the west coast will take him, just be prepared to eat all but a million a year of his contract. This lose of money is easily made up by a minimum ML contract of one of the kids that take his place, they cannot do any worse!
Tek - walks or becomes a coach
Youk - trade to Cinci, Pick up all but 1 Mil of his contract
Paps - let him walk take the draft picks
Wake - retires, like i said its time to let the kids play!
Scut - Thanks for the few good years and good luck to you
Everyone else? - Who cares send them to AAA or let them take a walk!
I dont have time to see what the cost ramifications are, but im thinking the payroll would be no more than where it is and most likely less! Im tired of watching my Sox try to buy a WS! Lets do it from within or bust! At least we would expect the kids to go out and bust their butts trying to impress.