Re: Offseason fixes
posted at 10/7/2012 12:01 AM EDT
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
In response to SinceYaz's comment:
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
2. Sox need one good arm for the rotation and one good bat for the lineup.
ATLEAST ONE OF EACH.
3. An idea from Peter Abraham--the Sox need to invest in the best scouts and coaches to select players and then develop them. Given the income generated by good teams and the absolute requirement for talented players, this investment makes sense.
I HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR THE LAST THREE SEASONS. THERE REALLY IS NO EXCUSE THAT THE RED SOX ARE OUTSCOUTED AND OUTVOACHED.
5. If item 4 above is in any way valid, it could explain why the FO appears to be going after Farrell to be the next manager. The broken pitching cannot, repeat cannot, be fixed by simply adding one good arm. Buchholz and Lester were both healthy and both had rotten seasons this year. So did a bunch of other pitchers because the Sox had the twelth highest ERA in the AL this year. I am no Farrell fan, but do agree something fundamental has to change about the Sox pitching.
YES, A 1,000 TIMES YES ...BUT HOW .......
Some food for thought on this topic. In July out here in LA when the Dodgers were talking about the future the first thing they said was that they had to deal with first base. Well they did....and dumped their lousy guy on us. There is no way in he@l that the Red Sox can go anywhere next year with a bum like James baLoney being our first baseman. There must be a change there lickity split. The guy can't hit, has no power, can't run, can't hit lefthanders with a paddle and is as exciting as dirt. Keep your eyes on this position, called the Gateway. If we do nothing about this spot you will know that the team is not interested in upgrading next year and are willing to go with the pack of losers we did this season. Loney must NOT be resigned---and for that matter neither must most of the pitchers. I just wonder if the inept Cherington is up to the job. My take is that he isn't.
Not that I would expect you to get it, but James Loney was about as significant in that trade as Nick Punto was. He was a body to help out at first as the Sox season was over. James Loney will not be the starting first baseman in Boston next year, and if you don't think that this will likely go down as one of the best trades in Sox history, then you REALLY don't get it.