Re: Source: Red Sox 'not close on anything'
posted at 12/23/2011 11:03 AM EST
In Response to Source: Red Sox 'not close on anything'
[QUOTE]WEEI: According to a team source, the Red Sox are "not close on anything" on either the free agent or trade market in terms of offseason starting pitching acquisitions. The team has taken a patient approach to the offseason, something that appears likely to continue going forward. The Sox are comfortable with the idea that good players can be added in January, often for a cost that is far less than what a team faces in order to sign players eary in the offseason. In the last decade, the Sox have signed such players as David Ortiz, Bill Mueller, Adrian Beltre and Alfredo Aceves in either January or February.
Posted by 2004Idiots[/QUOTE]
The pitchers left like Saunders, Oswalt and company won't give us much more than Lackey did in my opinion so they won't be worth the money. We can't afford to trade anymore top prospects for a reliever either, instead they should save them for a young SP. We balked on
giving the A's "four prospects" for Gino but thats the kind of move we need to make at some point.
Look at Tampa, they have a decent "not great lineup" but still compete because of young SP they primarily recieved through draft picks. In my opinion this is what we need to do:
Sign Madson, start Aceves and keep Bard in the pen. Or, start Bard and keep Aceves in the pen.
Offer any combination of Renaudo, Doubront, Barnes, Reddick, Kalish and other prospects "maybe three or four" for a younger and well established 4th, starter like Felix, Cain, Garza etc.
Sign Cody Ross for RF support