Re: why would we want give up our future
posted at 11/11/2012 6:06 PM EST
In response to notin's comment:
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
Who do we give up for Gordon - Lavarnway is one peice to start talks but apparently KC wants a starter. Lavarnway and Doubront will most likely get this deal done or get KC's attention.
If Cherington pulls this deal off sign Haren to replace Doubront.
That's basically what I think a lot of fans think of when giving up prospects. We give up 5 years of Doubront for 3 of Gordon, with the possibility of draft comp at the end. It's mostly a matter of how many wins from Gordon at what $$$ versus what you'd get from Doubront.
Gordon is a lefthanded hitter and if y ou pair him with Ellsbury and a first baseman like LaRoche, Morneau or Davis, combine that with Ortiz and Salty and we have the same problem we had in 2011---to da#n lefthanded, and in a division with a plethora of solid southpaw pitchers that is fatal. I would pass on Gordon unless Ells is traded---and keep this in mind: JBjr is also a l efthanded hitter. We play in Fenway Park for half our games....we need RH hitters with sock. A few lefties fine but the majority of our lineup should be righthanded. Besides, too many LH hitters have trouble with with lefty pitchers.
I would sign Ross and Hunter for the OF and Ike Davis for 1B. That way we don't get too lefthanded. Of course, we need two pitchers too. I wonder if Haren could be gotten for a reasonable price?
I guess the question there -is why would we get a left-handed 1B if we traded for Gordon?
If the Sox can trade for Gordon, whom KC has not exactly put on the block yet, then the smarter move might be to go after someone like Napoli (yippy) for 1B. Or some other RHH first baseman.
The Sox will not tradeEllsbury, barring some idiotic offer. There are simply too many other CF out there who could be more easily acquired...
We don't really need any more RH bats. We hit lefties much better than righties last year. We were > .500 against lefty starters.