With the Red Sox needing so many pieces where do we start building. We only have two potiental stars, not superstars, in Ells and pedrioa. Are rotation is a disaster with Lester, who was lest than inspiring last year, Buch, who, if stays healthy. could be a top of the rotation guy, Lackey, may comeback since surgery, but then who else. We have no ace to build upon. The pen looks decent but not great. The outfield, except for Ells, is not that great.
We have to build around middlebrooks, if he can stay healthy, Boguets, and Bradley and hopefully be able to add around them later. Sure we have money to spend! But with the FA market filled with question marks, Why spend now! No one from the outside is really going to be attracted to this roster. If we make a blockbuster trade to bring a cornerstone star right now we are going to have give up so much of our top prospects that we will back to where we started from.
I think we ought to tear down what we have left and bring in more youngsters, via through draft or trades. Once we get a very good core of young player's then go get us a superstar or two and get ready for another ride.
Sure we have the recources of plugging some holes but in order for the team to get back to where we were it's going to take sometime to do it right. I just don't want the team to spend money on over hyped player's and see us not get much better than we were before, only further behind. I know the franchise needs to be competive to keep NESN viable but we have to many missing pieces to be able to fill everything.
I don't see where we really have a choice but to bite the bullet and go all out for a full blown total rebuild, I would like to hear how some of you feel and publish their own ideas.