Re: What are the chances Billy Butler becomes available this winter?
posted at 9/28/2012 8:28 PM EDT
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
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In response to 56redsox's comment:
Barnes And Loney For Billy, Seal The Deal BIG BEN.....
Loney is a FA, cant rade him...Besides, they have Hosmer at 1b already.
Butler would cost a lot in prospects as he's young, controlled for 3 more years and seems to be improving. But I'm opposed to spending heavily in prospects or salary for a firstbaseman...it's too easy to find a decent one leaving budget for skill position players.
I agree. Plus he rates out very badly at 1B. Guys like VMart, Youk, Ike Davis, Morneau, Smoak, could be available.
I'm in the minority on this board, Joe, but I don't think the Sox will treat next season as a "bridge year." I think they'll take some some shots on guys who are "high dollars, yet short term." Morneau would seem to be a perfect fit. I think Tori Hunter would also be a perfect short term fit. I never do the "predict the line-up thing" but too many people think this team is in full rebuild mode.
Off the top of my head and not unreasonable...
200 innings eater type (Kuroda for Yanks this year for example)
Bullpen crap shoot as always, but solid foundation
A team like that could compete. I'm a little skeptical that all of a sudden in 2014 that we will have 5 prospects all ready to go. Some will regress, get injured, be traded, etc....