Re: Your 1-2-3 hitters for 2013
posted at 9/20/2012 8:51 AM EDT
I feel like I am in the twilight zone. What don,t people get? We are in rebuilding mode for 2013, and maybe 14 too. Guy,s like pods, cook, Ross and even Papi (whom I love for all he,s done for us) have no business on next yrs team, because they will be taking innings, ab,s away from Kalish, Doubront, Tazawa, Morales, Lava, Brentz etc...whom we can hopefully use as chips to land a stud or 2 in a package. Ciriaco is, AT BEST...a utility player on a playoff team. Can we pls ALL wake up and realize that there are some very tough decisions coming up and doing the right thing for the future may not not be the popular thing for today.
I mostly agree, but wouldn't mind seeing Ross return for a 2-3 year deal.
I think Ellsbury will be traded while the comp pick value is still attached (before 2013 begins). If this happenes, there will be plenty of playing time for Kalish, Brentz and Linares if they all are healthy and looking good in ST. Having Pods and Ross will not get in their way of development. My guess is there is no way everyone stays healthy and productive, so we will need a 4/5th OF'er anyways.
I do not think Bradley will be ready for the bigs on opening day. I do not think Hazelabker, Lin or Hassan are realistic ML ready prospects, but I can see the point of giving them a shot, but shouldn't they first show they can produce in AAA before getting a long look or a long stretch of sitting on the bench in the bigs?