Re: A Realistic View at 2014: Part I
posted at 11/18/2013 9:59 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to crazyworldoftroybrown's comment:
In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:
I wonder if they trade any of that starting pitching depth they have in the minors. Ranaudo, Webster, Delarosa, Barnes, Britton? That's 5 potentially mlb ready starters by year end. I'd say Wright also but could we get anything for him even though I do think he's of value. We have Owens coming up soon after them, maybe even next fall if necessary but they probably want to give him at least another year in the minors.
We can't keep everyone. Roster issues alone force our hand some maybe even this winter.
Best position you want to be in. Sox may want move some of these guys to the BP. Never give up the future.
I love our yound pitchers, and there are more than what was listed above:
de la Rosa
Owens (May be ML ready by August)
L Diaz and more that are farther away
Did you forget about BALL!!! I guess you could include him in the "more that are farther away" huh? I like to include him because he still has the #7 pick in the draft shine and he's got a lot of upside.
but a few more of those further away guys I like are Stenkiewicz, Kukuk (if he ever figures out his control issues he has a Barnes/Webster type ceiling), Myles smith, and even Brian Johnson.
A lot of people have forgotten about Johnson, a first round pick who didn't have a high ceiling but many people thought he had a really high floor. He lost a season to injury but started to look good in minimal time last year.
He presumably will start this year in Salem with an eye for Portland as well....much like the profile of Brandon Workman. Actually Workman was at the same level at the same age as Johnson and had a similar profile.
There are also a ton of Dominican pitchers that put up STUPID good numbers this year. It was as if everyone had insanely low WHIP's and ERA's.....but that could be a result of it just being the Dominican league but still one has to wonder if one of these guys might really take off once they come state side.