Re: Vote: Should Bradley be sent down to save nearly a year of arbitration control 7 years from now when Ortiz Comes off the DL?
posted at 4/2/2013 9:42 PM EDT
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
Here's another possible scenario:
"Unless the season is over, meaning clinched playoff spot early or out of it early, there is no reason to send Bradley down for bean counting, and put Gomes in LF as the starter."
I'm gonna flip a little bit on this one.
I still strongly favor keeping the extra year but if we are in contention and Bradley is playing well, I can't see taking him down.
So I'm gonna go yes. Sorry to change my mind from earlier today, but this frames the issue a bit differently.
I can see changing my mind again, though, if we are still in contention, Ortiz is healthy, and Bradley is playing terribly then I might vote to send him down.
But for now I'll go with yes, play him unless we have either clinched or failed...
We are within playoff range, JBJ is hitting .285/.350/.450/.800, but we also have this:
I know JBJ is a better fielder than anyone here, but would missing a couple weeks really be a big loss on offense for a couple weeks?
Would this differential outweigh losing JBJ for a year during his prime, or costing us maybe $10M more than the arb might be for that extra year?
I guess if you are like Geo and softy, you think we'll just blow the $10M on someone useless like Drew anyways, so it makes no difference, but if you follow their so-called logic, if Sox management is that dumb, they'd probably let JBJ walk, and we'd have nothing but a draft pick to show for losing JBJ in year 7. They want it both ways.