Re: What Team Would Have Been More Fun To Watch And Maybe Even Better?
posted at 3/13/2013 1:12 PM EDT
In response to mef429's comment:
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In response to moonslav59's comment:
The team we have now, or spend the $120+M and have this team:
C Ross (Lava)
1B/C/DH Napoli (Gomez/Carp)
SS Iggy (XB)
IF Ciriaco (Holt)
SP A Sanchez, Lester, Buch, Lackey, Doub (Bauer/DLR/Webster)
RP Hanrahan, Bailey, Uehara, Aceves, Breslow, Miller, Morales (Taz, Mort, Bard)
Basically, the money spent on SV, Papi, Demp & Drew went to A Sanchez, and Ellsbury and some cash went for Bauer.
isnt this exactly what i said before the hot stove began? KISS?? keep it simple - sign a stud pitcher, resign papi, let the kids play?
A Sanchez is not a stud pitcher.... Grienke was the only one on the market and he barely makes that list. A Sanchez is overpaid in years and money. I would ratehr have Dempster for 2 than A Sanchez for 5+
I agree with this and will add that although I understand the nature of this thread, I dont understand so much talk in March about what we shoudve done. I think its time to deal with what we have now, and what the future holds.
Im a guy thats a "here and now" type. Some of my posts can be misunderstood as this is what I wanted them to do and that I agreed with every move. Thats not the case. Its true I agreed with a lot of moves this winter, but a couple were head scratchers. I didnt care for the SV contract, but I understood that the way JBJ finished last year there was a concern he needed a little more time. I also understood the Drew signing, although not the $$, because of what we saw from Iggy last year as well. Now that papi is hurt the Drew signing looks a lot better, because with papi out we cant afford an almost automatic out in the lineup. Speaking of papi, I also didnt agree with the base salary and thought it should have been more incentive laden, but i fuuly agreed he needed to be signed for many reasons.
Im not saying its wrong to start a thread about this and discuss it. thats what this forum is all about. Whether I agree or not, I tend to take what we actually have and look at that. To me, its wasting time thinking about what could have been, or in reality, what was never going to happen. It is what it is and this is the team we have in Boston. Like it or not. I understand the teams plan and realize its not going to happen overnight or one offseason. I am encouraged with the new direction and equally encouraged about the future.
of course moon will just say "i just wish that did made some moves to help us in 2015 and beyond.."And while it is true that a lot of these signings may not help us beyond 2015 but they also cant HURT us in 2015. Which in retrospect could end up being better then shelling out 100+M to get Sanchez to sign here and he is ineffective in 2015 and beyond.
If this is a bridge year like moon says then i think its better to wait to give out long term contracts.. We'll know which prospects will fill which holes and have a clearer view on what moves to make. Not to mention actually get a deep FA class to work with.
my post wasnt directed right at Moon, but just more of an explination of how I post.
I agree that with the summer trade we got 2 solid prospects for the future and did not let any of our own prospects go. That, to me, is thinking about 2015 and beyond. But this offseason was only the first step towards changing this team. It wasnt going to happen all at once. BC needed to take care of the here and now and think 5 years down the line. To me, he did that.