Re: WHERE DO WE START
posted at 10/16/2012 2:30 PM EDT
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
In response to bigdog1's comment:
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.
First of all BigDog, I don't really think Lucchino and Co. really want to rebuild. They think they can get back to respectability on the fly--and the way the division is now so evenly matched he might have a point. However, let's take it your way and say, ok, let's rebuild. How to we do it? Well there should have no duplication at one position and be weak at another. Therefore we need to convert some of our prospects to other spots if this is going to work.
For instance, we hear talk about Boegarts being moved to third, a totally stupid idea since we have Middlebrooks there and a weak hitting shortstop who most likely will never hit. Keep Bogie at SS. We have a good young hitting third baseman name Garrit Cecchinii who is supposed to be a comer. Maybe t hen we move Middlebrooks to first since he is bigger and rangier than Garrit. Then with Pedroia on second you have a good young infield that has four guys who can hit. Swithert (sic) is a coming catcher with switch hitting sting and then he and Lavarnway can go at catcher-DH. Bradley and Brentz in two OF positions would leave one spot open for a solid FA. Barnes and Owens might be ready then to take over on the mound to augment what we already have there, plus money for a solid FA pitcher. That way we would spend only for two free agents and have pretty much a home grown team otherwise.
However, Lucchino would never go for this because he is more concerned with crowds and fan favorites than really building a team that would last. That is why in my opinion the team will never really catch fire again until his meddling incompetent a@s is flushed out of Boston.
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Boy, do I hope you are wrong, but your point is well taken.