Re: Darn...Tigers signing Davis
posted at 12/10/2013 5:37 PM EST
In response to fl+adam,'s comment:
In response to Flapjack07's comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
Although FWIW I'd rather roll the dice on Choo than Kemp........but I'm fine with a Nava/Gomes platoon for one more year.
A lot of people probably don't realize our left fielders provided the third-best OPS from the position in MLB last season. The Nava/Gomes combination proved to be incredibly productive and should again in 2014.
Kind of feels like we are searching for $100 million solutions where there really isn't a problem. Luckily, I doubt Ben C is.
What are the odds we catch lightening in that bottle again. Heck, last year was great. Alot of the "fringe" moves we all hated at the time worked. Drew, naps, Carp, Gomes, etc all played great. I just hate to count on all of them doing it again PLUS JBJ, WMB, and Boggie playing as well as those other guys did. Sometimes good enough just isn't quite enough...
I get that notion. And I agree. But not in a vacuum. I have to see it in context of who is out there and at what cost. Same as last year. Many here were up in arms that the Sox were rolling dice on Naps and Vic instead of shelling out huge dough for a sure thing. But, looking around, there were no sure things. Hamilton? Whew. Yes, it would be great to upgrade the offense. We lost Ellsbury and JBJ is not replacing his production in 2014. But if the only options are going long on Choo or giving up prospects and huge money to get Kemp-Risk, I would rather hold tight. Not panic. Roll the dice on the kids, which has to be done at some point anyway.