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11-26-2012, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bp13 View Post
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.
That's why it matters. They get gardner back, and their lineup is much stronger than ours. If the red sox are going to contend with a weaker lineup and at least the same amount of questions in the rotation, I'm not sure where their edge is exactly.

They finished last in the division with half a season of Agon, does swisher really make up for that departure, plus the huge gap in the standings. I doubt it, so i wouldn't burn a draft pick for him. That goes for the other qualified free agents, save for hamilton on the right deal.

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