Re: Hot Stove League Discussion Thread
posted at 11/30/2013 12:41 PM EST
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
Is Brentz the top calll up if an outfielder goes down?
The Sox other options are Kalish, Hassan, and Castellanos. How do you think they are ranked internally?
I forgot about Hassan, I don't think they expect anything from Kalish. I'm sure the Sox would love for him to come back and play strong but at this point I don't think they are planning for him to do so at all. If anything this will be a make or break spring for him.
Honesty it's probably who is playing best who gets the call.
Kalish is a tough call, but they did add him back on to the 40-man and did not DFA Hassan, either. Now the Sox have a full 40-man roster, so they would have to remove non-tender or DFA someone if they want to participate in the Rule 5 draft.
Castellanos might have a shot at opening the season on the roster, moreso due to his versaility and experience. If Kalish is tendered (no guarantee), he is the backup plan for CF, in the sense of being emergency stopgap as opposed to the future. Really, Hassan and Brentz are the RHH corner OF options. There are pluses and minuses to both. However, since Hassan is the one working at 1B, he probably gets an advantage on the depth chart, but also is really not ever going to be considered for anything more than stopgap or bench roles.
No idea what the current view of Brentz is. It would not surprise me if he was being offered in trades as we speak...