I know this is far out and quite improbable by the Sox brass, but during the rain delay, I got to thinking. After watching the O's and Rays thus far this season, I see a tough road ahead for the Sox in the 2nd half of the season.
Sooo, suppose the Sox send Middlebrooks to AAA to regain his swing and confidence, get 100% healthy and strength back in his wrist, AND give him a 1B mitt and top tutor to learn the position. Then, play Iglesias at 3B, day-in-day-out, and see if he's the real deal, while also playing Xander Bogaerts regularly at 3B at Pawtucket.
Then after the All Star break, perhaps the beginning of August, if everything comes together, make the 'big move', (like the Garciaparra trade of mid-season 2004,) and insert Bogaerts at 3B, Iggy at SS, and Middlebrooks at 1b with Carp available against righties if necessary.
Let Napoli and Drew ride the pine and cut the losses after the season.
I think this lineup in the 2nd half, in spite of the team's successful 1st half record, could be more successful and could blow the top off of the AL East; and at the very least have a better shot at the pennant than the way the current roster is constituted.
Not everyone will agree with me, but you've got to admit, it would be more than a bit interesting to see this play out.