Re: Whole new lineup for 2012.. This really can happen guys...
posted at 10/3/2011 11:15 AM EDT
1. If Boston is going to outbid the yankees for CC, then therefore, Boston will not have much money left to sign a good RF, closer, SS (If Scutaro leaves), back up 3B case Youkilis is still struggling next year, etc. I know CC would love to go to Boston, but he is going to take the best offer on the table. If you look at the Yankees's playoff series right now, they are already in trouble. If they loses in the first round, they will know why. They would say "we need more starting pitchers". Losing CC would hurt the Yankees for next season. Meaning, Yankees will just force themselves to give whatever CC want just like the yankees with with A-Rod.
2. I think Bard can do the job, but that mean we need to find a good decent set up man. There arent any good one out there. To be more safe, resign Papelbon for two years!!
3. Aceves is better off to stay in the bullpen. Cuz right now Boston starting rotation isnt too strong next year anyway. But Aceves have the right to tell the team that he want to be a starting pitcher.
4. Papi need to go cuz he is hurting the team cuz I think the DH should be use for a player that also can play defense. Beltran is a perfect fit for the DH spot. That was why I was compaiging myself to everyone that they should sign V-Mart over Papi cuz V-Mart can catch or play 1B occasionally!! Theo blew or maybe John Henry blew this one!!
5. Youkilis, I hope the Sox can trade him. Trade him for a prospects, and then get a talent right hitting 3B such as Rameriz.
6. SS - Scutaro should come back. Heck no way Ilegiasis is ready to play. Maybe he can be an ultility player. Lowrie is the one need to go. He have been injured proned for two years in a row.
7. Beltran isnt ready to play full season at RF. More safe to use him as a DH and play Of as a back up. Meaning, Boston is going to find a new RF such as Willingham.
8. Trade Lackey. How we can do it, if Boston cant find a decent RF in the free agent market, they can trade Lackey to Angels for Vernon Well. Bad contract for bad contract. And then sign two good healthy pitchers such as CJ Wilson, Edwin Jackson, etc
Ideal line up is: Ellsbury, Pedroria, A-Gonz, Rameriz, Beltran, Williamham or Wells/Reddick/Kalish, Crawford, Salty/Lavarnway, Scutaro.
Pitching: Edwin Jackson Bucholtz, Beckett, Lester, Aceves or Weiland or new 5th pitcher via free agent or trade