Re: Beckett & Ellsbury
posted at 8/12/2012 5:41 PM EDT
Beckett 17MEllsbury 10M = 27MCherry had better be busy trading this. The moment Beckett puts up two decent starts, the Red Sox should shut him down and get rid of him over the winter trade season.
No issue here.
Unfortunately, Lacky will have to pitch in 2013, before the decision is made as to how much they'll have to write off.
Sounds about right.
Ortiz most surely, and correctly, will not be offered arbitration. The Red Sox should simply tell his agent that they will match any written one year offer sheet, which will likely be no more than 7 to 10 base.
You've flipped and flopped on Papi more than Obama & Romney combined.
The Red Sox will need to sign two veteran OF'ers, RH and LF, to one year middle to low single digit contracts.
We have enough lefty OF'ers even if Jake is traded.
The Red Sox will need to acquire, via trade, one replacement starter for Beckett, who is high miles and typical MLBPA member goldbricking on his contract. They will need to do the standard 1 year low single digit MLB/ML contract deals for a 2 or 3 more starters.
Classic softy. This like his "offer Chen, Wang, Oswalt or Bedard $1M" from last winter.
1) They all signed for at least 3 times what he suggested to offer.
2) They all stunk this year.
The Red Sox will need to acquire, via trade, one young top hitting talent RH OF'er.
On top of the two we got in your above suggestion? That's 3 OF'ers added to a team that used 16 this year. Just cheking the count.
The Red Sox have two problems:
Deadbeat and/or bum talent veterans
Zero middle of the order elite RH talent (Middlebrooks may or may not be up to that job/role, but should be used to make the lower half of the lineup better than it has been)
Crawford has to stay, for now, of course.
So, our SPs will be playoff worthy with the trade of Beckett and a pick up of a marginal pitcher at best.