Re: Risk Aversion Ben
posted at 7/28/2013 6:59 AM EDT
I don't see Ben pulling the trigger on Drew---he had a nice game last night---he is what he is a streaky hitter and you want him for those streaks and his glove. That was a tough play last night with JJ running but we have grown accustomed to him making those tough plays.
What do you get for him a PTBNL true and a little salary relief but you also get either WMB or Xman or Holt or perhaps Hassan who I felt was taking up space on the 40. This kid from the Boston area and I believe Duke. He may one day be the Sox Super, Super Sub and he's a RH bat.
I see Ben waiting for the Bargain Basement to open Aug.1 and beyond and claim a player or two off waivers before the Sept. callups.
If Workman has another strong game Tuesday and Rubby gives another 5 inning above average performance he may be the next pitcher brought up. The rotation isn't Rays Quality but not too bad. Lackey had a stinker last time out, Dempster wasn't bad--2 runs, Workman , pretty good, Doubie pretty darn good and Lester is showing signs the last couple of outings. We could use him big time today to keep us 1/2 game out with a mini-showdown tomorrow night with Price. I see we also get King Felix Thursday.
If we can weather the storm until late Aug , and hopefully Buch's return, we may get a major shot in the arm.
Look at your pen--who is JF relying on more and more? Ue, Breslow, Taz and Britton. Beato, Thornton and DeLaTorre---7 in the pen--I could see Rubby perhaps emerge in place of DLT if given the chance.
Stay the course Ben--unless Carp could get you Norris--he's our 1 B next year and for a while.