Red Sox/MLB 2012 Thread Part XX-Time for Rebuilding
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12-01-2012, 11:30 PM
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In terms of Rizzo, he was a more complete player.
Comparing Sands and Meyers to him is mute. PCL does inflate averages. But everyone saw characteristics in Rizzo that didn't negate the inflated average in the PCL.
Sands has to prove himself. But the main thing is this. Would I trade Lester for Meyers and the answer is no.
We have a comparison player and that's Sands. Meyers could be a great player. Or he can be Lastings Milledge.
I'll take pitching right now
over a prospect at this junction.
That's where we differ. If it was a top pitching prospect for a top position prospect, I wouldn't make that deal. But I don't see the Red Sox competing next season and maybe the season after that. It could be 2015 before they are a true threat for the world series. At that point Lester could walk. Rather than burn the two years of his value having him pitch on your bad team, why not trade him to another team and get 6 years of value out of a top prospect that can contribute when your team is contending.
I guess my question to you is, is it Myers in particular that you don't want them to trade Lester for, or a prospect in general? Or do you not want them to trade Lester at all (aside from the obvious trades like in a deal for Felix or some other ridiculously good, but off limits player)?
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