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This issue of Drew may be settled very shortly. WMB had a monster night for AAA. They may move Drew to the DL, retroactive, then assign him to AAA to rehab--I think the DL allows WMB to come back in time for the Western trip and AS break. WMB comes up, Drew DL, Diaz stays as Super Sub, Snyder goes down.
I do see the Sox making a move for Young as the Super sub for the balance of the year and as insurance for Drew and Nap. OR for a lesser move Kevin Frandsen as a true super sub--plays every position (not sure about C).
Young can't play defense at third, but you want him for backup shortstop ? If you like carping / backbiting / complaining / etc . in the clubhouse, get Young and sit him on the bench. Heck, while at it, let's bring back Shoppach, Manny Ram, Clemens, Carl Everett, Hillebrand, and any other me-first, screw the team guys we can find.
Your criticism of Young's defense has some merit, but I'm not buying into the idea that he'll be a clubhouse problem.
Jason merit because he's been a problem in the clubhouse several times before????? Saying he will not be a problem in the clubhouse because he will somehow be different here hasn't Merit.
Drew is coming back. WMB is underratedby many on this board and may likely be back in the picture soon. Snyder at the very least is a good back up who can fill in as a starter here and there. Iglesias is still mashing it and can play multiple positions and we have an all around baseball top prospect phenom at SS who's playing 3B now in Pawtucket knocking on the door.
If there was ever a time NOT to trade and give up prospects for guy with multiple question marks at a position that has many in house alternatives NOW is that time.
I agree 100% CTHugh...Middlebrooks is vastly underrated on this board. Young right-handed hitters with his power don't grow on trees and he has teriffic make-up, which this Sox Front Office clearly puts a higher value on. He is certainly not going to be traded anytime soon, but it is obviously a possibility he may be switched to 1st at some point, unless they move Boegarts to left. I think it was Halifax who said somethink like, "We're all very lucky that the Sox Organization has a lot more patience than most of the posters on this board."