Red Sox/MLB 2012 Thread Part XX-Time for Rebuilding
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11-26-2012, 12:51 PM
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I'd rather have Napoli, pena and an assortment of outfielders that you take fliers on than swisher. He batted in the bottom half of the yankees lineup. If the sox are competing as presently constructed plus swisher, it seems like he'd be a top half of the lineup guy. Then the yankees get gardner back and a pick.
Not sure why it matters WHERE he hit in the NYY order, but he hit there because the top of the order was flat-out stacked. He'd hit higher in our order, but not by much.
He's probably our #5-#6 hitter if we had him today, so it's not like we're asking him to do much more than he did in New York.
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