Too much Everything
posted at 6/21/2012 5:47 AM EDT
For a team that has spent most of the season in last place, it seems strange to say they have too much talent, but that fact is becoming clearer each day. The bullpen has been solid for two months, one of the best in the league, and has Aaron Cook waiting to return to health and Daniel Bard working out his kinks in Pawtucket, and then there is Mark Prior pushing for a spot as well. The starters have been doing their job, and when Beckett went down, Morales stepped right in and took care of business. Dice-K is a question mark, but that's always the case when a guy comes back from TJ.
The OF has been fortified with the return of Cody Ross, and two All Stars are about to rejoin the team putting Daniel Nava on the bench, and likely the platooning Ryan Sweeney on the DFA list.
The corners have three players for two positions and two are historical All Stars and the third is a strong ROY candidate, if he gets the AB's.
The much maligned catcher has become an All Star caliber player and his back-up keeps hitting every time he plays.
The SS has been the biggest surprise, he's developed a great swing for Fenway and is second on the team in RBI, despite batting all over the line-up. UIF Punto is adequate for the job needed.
There really is no need to "go out and get someone" to improve the team, if anything the Sox must part with talent, just to play their best players. So, if you were the GM, what would you do?