So of the seven players who have seen major league time or are about to, four were traded away and play positions that the Red Sox have had to fill this off season with reclamation projects or average but not exciting players. If we had Masterson in the rotation and Kelly in AAA, Rizzo at first base and Reddick in right field, there would be a very different feeling about this team right now.
Reading this actually causes me an adverse physical reaction. Even if we had half of those players, especially Rizzo and Reddick, the feeling would be significantly different.
It's also a stretch to say they developed someone like Josh Reddick. If they expected him to do what he did last year, would they have traded him for a set up man? Corner outfield and first should theoretically be somewhat easy positions to fill, yet it seems quite likely that guys like Ryan Sweeney and Mauro Gomez will get lots of at bats this year.
Josh Reddick spent 5 years in the Red Sox organization. He totaled roughly 2,000 ml PA and 400 more with the big league team.
He then when on to amass 0 ml at bats for the Athletics, as he was starting from opening day onward.
Who do you credit with his development? Do you propose the A's developed him in spring training?
Edited by bombdiggz, 28 January 2013 - 12:23 PM.