The Red Sox Should Be Sellers But No Need To Yell "Do Over"
Based on the current standings, eighty-eight wins is the
minimum number of victories necessary to win a Wild Card spot. The Red Sox would need to win forty games
over the next sixty-five or play around a 100 win team. Even the most optimistic observer would doubt
the local nine’s ability to play like a juggernaut from here on out. Hence, the Sox should be sellers.
They should trade players whose value is likely at its
peak. Mike Aviles, Cody Ross, Alfredo
Aceves, Vicente Padilla, and Franklin Morales fall into the aforementioned
category. It needs to be about acquiring
assets to build the team for next year.
The heart of this Red Sox club can make a run in 2013.
The core of the team is still strong with only Josh Beckett
and David Ortiz really fighting father time (although Ortiz has given him a
beat-down). A return to form and/or
health from Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez,
Jon Lester, and Clay Buchholz would not be a surprise. Nor would further development for Will
Middlebrooks, Felix Doubront and Salty.
It is not farfetched to think that the Olde Towne Team could be
contenders a year from now.