Originally Posted by Tragg
I'll go with that analysis. But when people say the Sox need 7 players, I believe it's implied that they are more along the Drew/Victorino variety v the Gomes/Inglesias. And Victorino and Drew are above average, but not "Well" above average. You can look at St Louis' hitters and that is an OBP machine that is "Well above average" practically cross the board, that we can never come close to matching. Now where 7 Victorinos gets us, I don't know. Unless Garcia and Abreu are all star hitters, we'll still have a long way to go.
I agree on all accounts. I also don't know where 7 Victorinos get us, but I'm not sure it's where we want to be unless, like you said, Garcia and Abreu are all-star hitters. And Victorinos make a LOT of money.