posted at 11/14/2012 6:39 PM EST
In response to georom4's comment:
im not demanding ben to reinvent free agency...i have modest aims...
sign papi..which he did (a no brainder)
sign ross...which for some reason is not being done despite his affordability/age/stats,
and of course get an ace or at least a strong 2....
if we dont sign grienke then we must trade pedroia, middlebrooks, or a combo of prospects for someone...there is simply no other we can compete in 2013 w/o that pitcher....
and even then we better hope lester/clay/lackey come back strong and papi continues to hit well
Excuse me geo, so what makes you think Ross is affordable? Do you know his terms to sign a new deal?? Do you invest 3 years in this guy because I believe that is what he is trying to get.
I disagree about needing an ace at the expense of selling a part of the core of the everyday line-up. The Sox rotation needs another starter not necessarily an ace. Forget Greinke already, he's not coming here. If they can sign either Haren, A. Sanchez, McCarthy, Marcom or Kuroda they'll have a good rotation for 2013.
I'd like them to re-sign Ross too, if he agrees to a 2 year deal, and Sizemore on a one-year get yourself healthy deal and then Laroche or Napoli for 1B and let's see how they do.