Originally Posted by Fastball23
Who should be the starting C next year?
This is dependent upon what the Sox do with other black holes in the lineup, and, more importantly, whether they intend to contend in 2014 or not. I would agree that Flowers/Phegley is not the answer, but trades and other FAs could net something else. Also, depending on the rest, again, we could just have a C bat ninth. We'll see. If they do not intend to field a contender next season, a one-year deal for a catcher who will cost a bit more than you want to pay to fill a hole in a lineup that will still be bad isn't the way to go.
My point being that some see "AJ is a free agent!" and immediately think that is the answer.