Re: Sox looking for shortstop?
posted at 11/18/2011 10:44 AM EST
Well, Boston know that after the 2012 season, they will have SS situation as well maybe for 3B if Youkilis's option contract isnt going to be pick up. That is a huge holes to fill up especially the 2012 free agents arent that strong for these two positions.
That is why Boston is trying to see if they can try to fix it now before they regret it in the future. Lowrie is more likely will be gone from anytime today to after 2012 season. Iggy is still not even close to be a major league level SS. That is why Boston is weighting on Iggy to see if there is a chance for him to be a full time SS for the 2013 season. Or to play safe, trade him before they think he is going to be a busted prospect just like Lar Anderson and Bowen who both were close to be traded in the past many years before now they are already a busted prospects.
I do not want Reyes or Rollins who both are already often injure proned players especially the money that they are both demanding. Same goes to Hanley Rameriz who may be a talent hitter where he fit perfectly at the Fenway Park, but his defense skill is about the same as Scutaro!!! He just had a left shoulder surgery this season. Can he be able catch all these line drives or dive for the ball with his surgerial shoulder??
Well, how Boston can fix this problem, you may not. Look at all other teams (such as Atlanta, Phillies, Marlins, etc.) that need a SS for this season, and most of them may not be able to fix it due Reyes/Rollins's asking prices are too high for them. Also these other free agent SS are not that good. Maybe they can sign Alex Gonzalez as an one year rental. But that will not solve their long term problem.
That was why Boston need to stop giving away prospects via trades. If they are able to trade Scutaro, Youkilis, Lar Anderson, Lowrie, Aviles, Bowen, etc, then I would be happy to see it happen. Other guys are untouchable!!