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Who exactly would Choo replace for the Sox? How about for the Yanks?
So we would pay over $100 million for a guy who is Daniel Nava? I thought we already had that guy for about say... $100 million less. The margin of upgrade between a Gomes and Nava platoon is so marginal between them and Choo, that it makes no sense to sign him.
JBJ has done absolutely nothing at the major league level yet this is the second year in a row some fans think he can step right in and help. Carp is a liability defensively, Gomes and Nava equal one which is why they platoon and Brentz adds up to another future platoon player.
Our only reliable every day OF left is Victorino's if he can stay in the lineup. Our 3B position already rests on a rookie or Middy who is a horrible OB guy and 1B has yet to be filled along with SS where Drew was also awful at the plate. Papi remains our only reliable power bat (again if he remains healthy) and we just lost our best leadoff batter and SB guy.
If Choo isn't the answer please tell me who you prefer and please don't say Davis because he is another platoon guy who's best production would be replacing Gomes.
a 777OPS for a MLB SS is one of the top 5. Drew was hardly awful. streaky? yes. awful? no way.
Middy may have a lower OBP but he has 30HR power. Thats the trade off and something you dont give up on after 2 injury filled seasons and some growing pains.
Im not a fan of Choo getting 100M. thats foolish money for the soon to be 32yo.
Im thinking there will be a trade with a name none of us thought of too seriously. Choo is NOT the answer though.
Nava is closer to Choo than you give him credit for. He has closer splits than him. Pretty even with the glove and he has a good arm. Choo is better, but not by 100M.
Agree completely. Plus, the RS are not going to give up a 1st round pick unless they need to, and I seriously doubt Choo is the guy they would do it for.
Also, it is somewhat amazing and alarming to me how many people continue to insist that Drew was not good this year...