Originally Posted by SoxNation05
Not that I want the Sox to sign Boesch, but us signing Wise at the fourth outfielder to start the offseason stil pisses me off. We have seen so many better options become available and our bench is crippled because we invested in Wise without looking at other options.
Is Wise really that bad as a bench player? He has plus defensive skills, plays all three outfield positions, provides a little bit of pop, and has plus speed on the basepaths which also gives him value as a pinch runner late in games. Wise certainly is not an all star nor is he a guy I want playing every day but for the backup role the Sox have assigned him, he seems to fit the bill pretty well.
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