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Old 06-02-2014, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MisterB View Post
Except that none of our "infield assets" appear to be a competent, major-league quality shortstop.

By all accounts:
  • Leury doesn't have the arm
  • Semien doesn't have the range
  • Tyler Saladino - despite having a good season so far at Charlotte - has played his way out of prospect status with two straight horrible seasons in '12 and '13
  • Carlos Sanchez is also hitting well, but projects as a utility infielder at best.

There's even questions already about whether Anderson has the arm to stick at SS.
It's kind of what I was getting at. It's nice have a steady player at the most important position in the infield - especially one with a career BA of .280 who happens to hail from the same country as a future superstar. I don't want them to start the revolving door at such a critical position, at least not unless they have a guy that is ready to takeover, which they don't.

With a hopefully healthy Garcia and a few FA acquisitions, the Sox have a chance to compete as early as next year. I think Ramirez would be key to their chances.
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