It would take a season or three for young guys to establish themselves. So you either for moving Lester or not. You are in favor of moving Buchholz, but maybe in favor of moving Lester.
Posting stats to argue against that is my right as a poster in good standing. If you don't like it, try facts or ignoring me, but I'm sure the other posters are bored by your picayune complaints. I don't mind - outside of the waste of time that is, from more interesting matters.
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And yes, you are twisting words, you're the master of it.
The first two pitchers you list are at best #3.5 SP's in the AL East, and what's the price tag? $21M for 3 years (or worse?). Haren could be a #2 - if he holds up.
I think you have the right direction, I'm just not sure how far we'll get with it in year 1 - less then 92 wins, and more likely 84.
I actually agree with you. We do have to be patient. I am Definately against trading away the future! We do have many issues, and they will all have to be addressed this off-season. I am sure the FO will explore FA's, but they are also going to explore trade alternatives. Hopefully they are dilligent in their search.
No way Lester & Buchholz are going anywhere. They can't trade them when their value is at an all time low. Ellsbury? Maybe, but highly doubtful. Our starting pitching staff (Lester,Lackey,Buchholz, and Doubrount), is set for next year.
Hardly a platoon player.
He Walks a lot and has mad power, in Fenway with 600 PAs he could put up over 40 HRs
I would try and sign him to a 4 year deal worth 9-10 million per year. To play 1B mainly, catch sometimes, and move to DH after Ortiz is gone for sure (which is looking like two years from now) That contract would take him though his age 34 season.. not too bad