Originally Posted by LoveYourSuit
I guess my whole problem with this is seeing how the Sox allocate every valueable $ of their payroll. We know they don't have the mega resources the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Rangers, Angels have. How many teams outside of those can afford to pay a back up 4th OF $4+ million for a season?
What are Viciedo, Eaton and Garcia making? About 3.8 mil combined? In that case you can afford a 4 mil dollar fourth outfielder. So the Sox are paying about eight million for OF...that's well below average I'm sure. Probably worth it considering Viciedo's borderline play and the fact Eaton and Garcia haven't played a full season of ML ball. I have a pretty high level of faith in Garcia succeeding, but any of them could bust.
If they don't bust, then you have a fairly strong LH bat you can plug in for half the lineup.