Do we take a shot?
posted at 10/7/2011 3:04 AM EDT
Now that the Yankees, and Rays are out of the postseason..I am hoping my nightmares go away. I am sick of waking up, thinking theres a 1 game playoff to go, one last chance to make it into October. It's been a rough week, but now I can finally enjoy some postseason ball.
In that case, back to the drawing board. Do we take a shot at Reyes ? How about Jimmy Rollins, or do we stick with Scutaro. Sure he played very well....In the last 2-3 months that is. Before that, he was the same old Scutaro everybody wasn't impressed with signing. Im sure were thinking about a stop gap, 1 year type deal because of Jose. But is he actually making progress at the plate ? This kid might not be MLB ready for 3-4 years the way he's going. Sure we will take his D, but if he comes up and is terrible at the plate we all know Sox Nation is going to let him have it. Probably not the best situation for the kid.
What's your guys opinion on Youk ? I love the guy, or should I say Loved. This is 3 years in a row he's been in the middle of negative publicity. The manny incident, last year with Jake, and this year coming out saying he would love to play in Cincinatti....Im sorry but your part of a very very good baseball team at the time of his comments. No need for that to be said, irked me quite a bit. There's not a good 3rd baseman in the FA mix, very wishful thinking but can Pujols play the hot corner ? We could dream I guess.
Now, With Drew off the books. Reddick is NOT the answer, weak bat and terrible fielder. Do we take a gamble on Beltran staying healthy ? We could use his bat, very good baseball knowledge and has a chance to be an All-Star every year. I'd give take a shot at him. With all that said, barring we sign Papi. Check out this lineup.
Like I stated earlier, It's nice to wish. But who knows, possibly a new GM...Lots of money in his hands...Eager to make a splash. Can't wait to see how all of this transpires.
Lets Go RedSox Nation, cant wait until pitchers and catchers report.