Re: If the Sox could sign both Sanchez and Marcum, things would be finally headed in the right direction...
posted at 11/30/2012 11:43 AM EST
In response to MadMc44's comment:
In response to mvpyouk20's comment:
Marcum I have always liked but Sanchez to me could be the X-factor they need on this staff. Sanchez will cost a lot but he is worh it imo. I was wonderng if there is any chance that the Sox could get rid of Lackey? I guess if they ate his contract and released him or trade him for anything they can get at this point. I know it is a pipe dream and I will get flamed and that is ok but , a rotation of Lester, Buckholtz, Sanchez, Marcum and Dubront. You would have to admit that, for the most part, it's looks good on paper.
Two more thoughts. If either Sanchez or Marcum weren't signed, can you see them going after Gavin Floyd in a trade? I read that Chicago is ready to deal him and I believe that after 2013 he is a free agent too. He may not be that great but you can usualyl encilhim for 12 wins and 30 stars and 180 plus IP. Last thing as well. Let's say Lackey is kept which will most likely happen but if the Sox could sign Sanchez and Marcum, would anyone here be opposed to seeing Buckhotlz go in a package for Upton? If not upton, any type of package. The way I see it, no player is untradable on his roster and why not make a splash and move him now. I would say, Upton is better ideal option then over paying Swisher or Cody Ross. Agree or disagree.
The Sox could have both Sanchez and Marcum and for that matter add Dempster and McCarthy--They can have any FA that wants to come to Boston. They can just about outbid anyone with $80 M of spendable cash after dumping AGon, Beckett, CC, Punto DiceK, Jenks, and Youk. The question is how do they choose to spend the money.
Kind of Ironic tomorrow is Christmas at Fenway--tickets go on sale--Non Tendered contracts become FA at midnight tonight and the Winer Meetings start this week. Will tickets sales be slower with not much action as yet?
[/QUOTE] Tickets for what the Ice Capades? The Sox better start wheeling and dealing if they want the streak to continue! This team is lacking star quality players,not to count the fact that the players they have stink for the most part! the pitching staff is littered with #3 starters and their bullpen is filled with injury list regulars. As for everyday players only their DH and second baseman are top shelf. Ellsbury is still a hangnail away from the DL, though he does have skill he's a weakling and a Boras client and much like JD Drew he spends a lot of time nursing injuries real or percieved. I will add that Iglesias is a star defender so at least the right side of the infield won't resemble the seive it was last year.