I have no idea about the lineup, more specifically where players will be playing, specifically this mess
OF - Cespedes
OF - JBjr
OF - Victorino
OF - Nava
OF/1B - Craig
1B - Napoli
I don't think Cespedes can really play Fenway's RF, but I guess it doesn't hurt to find out. JBJr will definitely keep playing CF. He has been valuable just with his defense alone, and he just had a terrific month offensively
I think Ranaudo will only pitch tomorrow and be optioned.
I'd put Clay in the pen and keep Ranaudo up. All the kids need seasoning, as we've just sold all the parts required for us to really be competitive. Might as well find out what they got and give them a shot at some ML competition.
I'd go, in no real specific order:
Not really in order of "talent" per say, but in order of who should get the lion's share of the starts imo. our BP then looks like:
I'd just DFA Breslow/Mujica come August try to move one in a waiver deal.
Cespedes has a cannon and decent speed. He's a great LF. I think he'd be fine in RF, even at Fenway.
If Craig is really hurt they should shut him down. Not enough PT to be had.
As for the rotation, I'd put Workman in the pen and let Ranaudo start. Workman is giving up too many HR in AAA and the MLB to start while striking a moderate number of people out. He's basically 2014 Jake peavy. I would see if he could be a set up guy in the pen because he's better off there IMO.
1. L Holt 3B
2. R Pedroia 2B
3. R Napoli 1B
4. L Ortiz DH
5. R Cespedes LF
6. R Victorino RF
7. R Bogaerts SS
8. L Bradley Jr. CF
9. R Vazquez C
Atleast that's what I'd do, but my opinion is irrelevant.
Those outfield arms though
That looks feasible. Question is what does the bench look like? With Nava, Carp and Johnson we've got primarily LH platoon type bats who can play multiple positions. I like our flexibility and I hope we use it properly and to our advantage.
I know this is wrong thread can't find a right one. Watching the press conference I'm happy that BC took the responsibility of the team and how it performed. Saying it was his fault and took responsibility. Now the other FO's need to do the same
Buch( Until we can ship him out)
De La Rosa
(In the Wings hopefully is Owens, who I love)
Workman was never supposed to be a starter and he's been less than stellar this year. I want nothing to do with Joe Kelly. Ship Kelly, Craig, Cechinni, Barnes and Coyle and Bucholz to Miami for Stanton. Include one of Webster or Ranaudo in the deal if Owens is ready for the Majors.