Re: sox to compete in 2013
posted at 10/24/2012 7:05 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
If we really "compete" in 2013, it will mean we overpaid too many FAs. There' no other way to do it, unless we totally empty the farm via trades.
2013 is not happening, folks. Let's set our sites on 2014 and beyond. Make some trades that improve us in 2013 AND BEYOND, give some kids a chance to prove themselves, and then make some more additions next winter that will position us to seriously compete in 2014 and long afterwards.
If we are not going to compete next season, why would we want to resign Papi? Why not give a young player a chance?
If the A's and O's could compete this season with the talent they had, its rediculous to think the Sox can't compete in 2013. Here is the team I would put on the field come September. If they play up to their abilities and past performance, to go along with just reasonable luck, they will win the division....
Morneau or Davis
Haren or Sanchez or Peavy
Doubront or DeLaRosa
That team is better on paper then a number of teams that made the playoffs this year. You shouldn't have to give up any major prospects to get those players. The free agents should not cost crazy money. And none of the moves sacrafice the long term stability of growing the team in the future with prospects and young players in 2014.
If we are not competing in 2013, we should not resign Papi.