I like Erik Johnson and think he will be in the 2014 rotation.
I think Sale and A. Garcia are the only two players that I would say will definitely be on next year's club. Just about everyone else could be traded. No question this was a good year for both Quintana and Santiago. Both made significant strides, especially Quintana. But, the organization is so void of talent in terms of position players, you can't help but wonder if a young pitcher will have to be traded to restock the lineup. Quintana and Santiago would be two candidates to be dealt, because both have value. The arrow seems to be pointing up for both. If you can get an impact bat in return, you have to think about doing that.
Semien is an interesting player, athletic and versatile. I think there are still some areas he needs to shore up. He would benefit from starting next season in AAA. I do believe he will eventually be a starting player in our infield. Not sure which position yet. But, it would be nice if the Sox would make a decision on that, so he can concentrate on one spot. A lot will depend on whether they want to deal Ramirez and/or Beckham this offseason.
Change is inevitable. We'll just have to wait and see what Hahn does.
JB's attendance record:
2004: 14-5; 2005: 16-8; 2006: 19-10; 2007: 8-12; 2008: 15-7; 2009: 6-13; 2010: 12-11; 2011: 9-8; 2012: 11-7; 2013: 8-9; 2014: 7-9; 2015: 10-10; 2016: 13-7. Total: 148-116.
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