Re: Should the Sox Re-Sign Drew?
posted at 11/1/2013 3:08 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to jasko2248's comment:
In response to The4040club's comment:
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
I would make a QO for him. I believe thats for one year only. Bogaerts will be ready to assume the role of our regular SS by 2015 at the latest. He seems a lot more comforable there than at 3B.
Good plan and yes, I think Boggie needs another year. I think Drew will be popular on the market and will look for at least two years.
Bogaerts will be in the line-up to start the year next year, barring injury. The only question is whether it's SS or 3rd. My guess is SS because Middlebrooks will be at 3rd & Napoli will be at 1st.
They aren't going to trade Middlebrooks and Drew is EASILY going to get a 3 or 4 year deal for at LEAST 10/12 million per. A lot of people on this forum don't seem to realize just how much money there is out there to spend with the new TV contracts. Even the mid-market teams can spend big now, and some of them will.
Drew and Salty should get at least 4 years somewhere for a bottom of 10M, maybe up to 12-13M. Naps, 3years around 14M, and Ellsbury, 6 years maybe 7 at 18-22M. Those are my guesses.
Like you said jasko, with the TV money, AND the money they would normally have spent on all the drafts that now have a cap, teams will not be shy about handing out deals this winter.
Ellsbury probably goes deep into January and even early February, IF hes not blown away right out of the gate.
Those numbers sound pretty reasonable, Southpaw. My guess is Naps is the only guy we retain, with Salty an outside shot. My guess is Drew is least likely. I've seen Beltran's name being thrown around on here, but I don't see how the Sox would ever consider him for right field at this point & he obviously can't DH here. Choo would make more sense, but I don't see the Sox throwing 100 plus million at a guy who has never played here at this point, either. They have a ton of options this off-season & a little less pressure after this year's remarkable run, so it should be fun.