Re: When Victorino Returns, Carp will Return
posted at 4/14/2014 9:14 AM EDT
In response to S5's comment:
In response to Iceman4's comment:
we are down on Carp this morn...because he struck out in a big situation last night...relax it's a long season
It isn't a matter of being down on Carp. It's a matter of being up on JBJ and trying to find a spot for him.
Although it didn't work out the way we wanted it to, Carp had a very good AB in his only appearance, fouling off several good pitches. You can't blame Carp for that loss.
However, when Victorino comes back someone is going to have to go and Carp may very well be that one. The candidates for leaving are JThuggs - whom the FO is in love with because of his "intangibles", Nava, who is struggling this year but hit aorund .300 last year and the Sox are reluctant to give up on him as a #4-5 OF, and Carp, who, like Nava, can play the OF adequately well and has good splits.
Nava and Carp are almost interchangeable and I see Nava staying if only because his fan appeal may be the deciding factor.
Nava is the better defender. Can switch it and has some "pop" in his bat. Not a lot, but some. Hes a more patient hitter, but is also older.
I think Carp could bring back more if traded.
JBJ belongs here, even if he only plays 120 games.
A lot will also depend on how Pedeys wrist is. If hes going to be out a while....
Robers and herrera can play both 3b and 2b, but do you want 2 reserves playing fulltime positions? Would they be willing to take a chance and promote a red hot Mookie Betts? Do they package up a couple players and make a trade? Sign Drew to play 2b?
If its only a 15 day DL thing, then were ok with what we have. I think once Vic returns, someone has to go and it shouldnt be JBJ. With some injuries, we could probably use more depth and Carp could bring that back.