Re: why does nobody miss adrian gonzalez
posted at 11/1/2012 1:30 AM EDT
In response to jasko2248's comment:
In response to TrotterNixon's comment:
I would target, in no particular order, Ike Davis, depending on the prospects, and Youkilis, VMart, and Morneau as shorter term solutions. In VMart and Morneau's cae, depending on how much salary relief they came with. I'd also see how much Napoli is asking for.
Youkilis as a 1st base solution is absurd, don't you think?
Why bother on Ike Davis (not my idea of a long term Red Sox 1st baseman) when the Tigers will trade farm scraps for VMart? Why ask for salary relief for VMart's last 2 years, when the Red Sox could easily just take the contract and pay farm scraps and then, because VMart is such a gifted all around hitter who can DH/Catch/1B, easily be traded if a better option comes along for the long term?
Morneau isn't the value that VMart is, don't you think? I doubt the Twins will offer any cash if they trade him, but it would need to be a lot given his contract and profile which would be a lot of dead weight if he later needs to be moved.
I agree, if VMart can't be obtained for farm scraps and taking all of his 2 years of salary, Napoli and a 2 year market base offer is the right move. If there is a 3 year marekt for Napoli then the Red Sox should pass.
On catcher, I think the market is such that the Red Sox best value move is to go with Lavarway as the primary catcher and Salty as the backup. If they acquire VMart or Napoi they will create game management advantages that would help them win more games in 2013.
Salty cannot be the full-time catcher with his butcher fielding. He can be an adequate backup where he is best suited anyway. He lacks the focus and agility to play any MLB position full time, and he can't hit well enough to DH full-time.
Vmart isn't going anywhere. The Tigers are letting Delmon Young walk because they expect Vmart to DH next year.
I also laughed at the fact he considers Lavarnway a better defensive catcher...Wow. The kid might be a solid catcher one day, but is pretty much a butcher right now with little agility behind the plate. Between this and completely changing his view on the contracts discussed (without even himself realizing it) If there was any credibility with him, it just left the building...