Re: A Realistic View at 2014: Part I
posted at 12/12/2013 11:52 AM EST
I would rather have Drew for one year than Dempster for one year. Trading Dempster would clear budget room for the signing.
Let's say we sign Drew, we could see this for PAs:
SS: Drew 450 vs RHPs/75 vs LHPs and Bogey 175 vs LHPs
3B: Bogey 300 vs RHPs and Middy 150 vs RHPs/250 vs LHPs
1B: Napoli 325 vs RHPs/250 vs LHPs and Middy 125 vs RHPs
DH: Papi 450 vs RHPs/150 vs LHPs and Napoli 25 vs LHPs and Bogey 75 vs LHPs
This leaves no 1B PAs for Carp (traded?) and these totals:
If someone gets hurt for an extended time, the others could max out at PAs (650+ each).
I wouldnt be against Drew back for only 1 year, but If Xander and Middy are in Boston, they both need at least 500+ AB's or its bad for their development. The Closer to 600PA's the better.
Well, the suggested guidline above gives them both over 500, but realistically, there's a good chance Papi, Drew or Napoli goes on the DL at some point, and that would increase both Middy and Bogey's total PAs to near 600. I don't think Bogey needs over 550 to further develop, in fact it might be best to keep him around 500-550. Middy should have no problem with 650 as long as he is not struggling like 2013.