Chad Finn is predicting that Drew will sign a multi-year deal with the Sox. Should that happen, and I'm not convinced it is even likely, but it certainly is defensible, what happens in 2014 and beyond in terms of the ramifications of that deal?
- Certainly seems VERY likely that we would see X take up home at 3B. I imagine that based on how quickly he took to it in mid-season, that an offseason of prep (both mental and physical) combined with a full spring training, would make him a very good third baseman in the field.
- Assuming that to be the case, whither WMB in 2014? Trade? Backup corner IF (who like X would need to spend his offseason and ST learning at least one, if not two, new positions that were thrust upon him in mid-season in 2013? Could he be the platoon partner to Carp should Napoli take his talents to greener pa$ture$?
- Then in 2015 (if not sooner) whither Cecchini? If WMB finds a home at 1B, and/or as utility guy on the bench, does Cheech move to the OF? Trade bait?
- Then, way down the line, when Drew's presumptive multi-year deal ends (Finn posits a 3-year deal, so we'd be talking 2017!), who is the SS then? Because I imagine that If X plays 3B almost exclusively for 3 years, it might be hard to move back to SS.