- Jan 24, 2007
The year after winning a championship is the ideal time to be breaking in young players in this market. ll that is required is a commitment to patience on the part of the GM and the field manager. This doesn't mean I wouldn't like to see them sign Rajai Davis. I think you could get him significant playing time platooning in center against tough lefties covering for Victorino when he is banged up (he shouldn't be playing hurt as much as he did last year) plus you could use him in an all good defender outfield in larger parks.Rudy Pemberton said:At this point, I think people are just getting a little nervous about a lineup with three relatively inexperienced starters in Middlebrooks, Bradley, and Bogaerts. I think that's normal; but acquiring players who are clearly better will be expensive and potentially blocks the kids. I think you want to acquire the best depth you can (and it likely won't be for a month or so to get those kinds of players) but if you think the players are ready, you have to give them the opportunity.