Re: Sans Napoli.......
posted at 1/2/2013 6:30 PM EST
In response to Drewski5's comment:
In response to mef429's comment:
In response to phxvlsoxfan's comment:
The 40 man roster still has too many C's, SS's and relievers. While the likely 25 man roster looks better, it still could be improved to increase the potential to contend this year. So yes, I think there will be at least a few more moves, if not one blockbuster. Salty, Iggy, Doubs, Aceves, Bard, prospects, and of course Ells as part of the blockbuster, would be the obvious pieces to give up. Trouble is trying to pick the best target acquisitions. Just aren't that many young top of the rotation starters or stud hitters available out there, so they may have to look for a Cliff Lee type arm or a bigger contract bat. One interesting guy flying around the rumormill in Philly that I haven't seen in this forum is CarGo. Could be a nice fit.
doesn't CarGo play for the rockies?
I'm assuming he means Philly forums. Looks like Domonic Brown is a bust if they are looking at CarGon.
I'd be very interested in kicking the tires on CarGon's availability.
Yes, Bowden posted a thing on B/R team stream app re 6 teams that should go after Gonzalez, one of which was the Phillies (Balt, Tex, NYY, Pitt, Sea are the others, Sox surprisingly not included as they are in most of Bowden's stuff). Started some good chatter around here. Nothing saying he's available, but he is exactly the type of bat that would really help the current Sox lineup (a consistent version of Jake).
And yes, D. Brown is looking like a much overhyped prospect. Ruf is the guy they're big on now.