Monday, January 15, 2007

Roster Speculation

Hard to get overly enthusiastic about the boys of summer during AFC Championship Week, but nonetheless, what's the early line on roster speculation?

C (2) Varitek, Mirabelli
1F (5) Lowell, Lugo, Cora, Pedroia, Youkilis
DH (1) Ortiz
OF (5) Ramirez, Cora, Pena, Drew, Hinske

SP (6) Schilling, Beckett, Matsuzaka, Papelbon, Wakefield, Tavarez - (somebody always gets hurt, dead arm, or something)
RP (6) Pineiro, Timlin, Donnelly, Romero, Delcarmen, Okajima

Bubble: Hansen, Breslow, Snyder (4 inning Kyle), Hansack, Lester

Surprises? Timlin will lose it (completely) one of these years, Lester (good argument to start the season in AAA if healthy). Hard to see Okajima not sticking as sidekick.

Yes, Wily Mo could be trade bait (along with either of the corners for more power) or Coco could go...

The paper said that the Schillings plan to live here after he retires? Maybe once you get the craziness into your system, then you can't leave. Or maybe his family really enjoys it here, or the causes that they promote have epicenters in the Boston medical community. Whatever the reason, welcome aboard. And now if we can only convert him to becoming a Patriots fan...


Anonymous said...

In OF's it should be crisp not cora
why U have Delcarman in and Hansen on Bubble..hansen is a closer candidadte and helllo..what the sawx dont have..nobody in sox front office thinks delcarman has the mental strength to be a closer and I just dont gee why he is still on the team when guys like Meridth and Siebal are traded, I mean just becasue Manny is a local kid..enough of his no good curve ball and scared personality on the mound

brad said...

i know it's afc champion week and everything. go pats and all. but is anyone else getting tired of hearing the media complain about sox making news during this time of the year because its rude of the sox brass to steal the thunder of the pats? what kind of idiotic argument is that? if the media doesn't want redsox news to trump the pats during the playoffs, then the media doesn't have to report the news.