Re: To those of you who have complained about the Sox not trading for Gavin Floyd...
posted at 3/26/2012 6:04 PM EDT
In Response to To those of you who have complained about the Sox not trading for Gavin Floyd...
[QUOTE]Here's a recent post from mlbtraderumors.com: "White Sox pitchers Gavin Floyd and John Danks are both available in the right deal, but according to one GM, Kenny Williams will want at least "two A-level prospects and a third that’s a notch below, and that might not get it done." So apparently the price tag for a single year of a slightly above-average pitcher would be something like Will Middlebrooks, Anthony Ranaudo, and someone like Kolbrin Vitek. And that might not be enough. Thanks, but I'll pass on that price tag. And if you'd actually pay that...well, don't ever complain about the Sox being short on upper-level prospects, because this is the kind of short-sighted deal that causes a prospect deficit.
Posted by redsoxu571[/QUOTE]
Floyd or Danks are not the answer to our problems. Dice, Lackey, CC and Jenks contracts are and we need to live with it, especially after bringing back Papi for another year. We just need to deal with the hand dealt to us until we have the wiggle room to escape it.
... Dice, had some success but also a ton of innings on his arm before we ever spent a fortune to bid on and sign him
... Lackey, with or without surgery isn't worth anywhere near the money we paid him.
... Jenks, a complete bust from day one and described to the tee by Ozzie before Theo signed him anyway.
... CC, a good ballplayer but lets face it he was also grossly overpaid
We need to get through this season which could be much like last year if guys like Bard, Doubront and Aceves can't help, or hurt our pen in return. Maybe when Lackey returns we can find a taker, like the Yanks did with AJ after absorbing salary. Jenks should be gone, along with Papi and Dice, unless he recovers so well we keep him around. Don't expect a miricle this season unless we actually trade prospects for a decent young pitcher, not cast offs like Oswalt, Danks and Floyd.
Lastly, don't blame Bobby or Ben for our past failures until they have a real chance to make a difference.