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  1. FreeTedWilliams

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    #75 Jersey

    I was just thinking about the changes I would make if I wore the Gorilla suit..

    Players under contract/exclusive rights

    Player Position Signed through
    J.D. Drew RF 2011
    Papi DH 2010
    Mike Lowell 3B 2010
    Jason Bay LF 2009
    Youk 1B Arbitration eligible
    Pedroria 2B Rookie contract
    Ellsbury CF Rookie contract
    Lowrie SS Rookie Contract
    Josh Becket SP 2010
    Dice-K SP 2012
    Wake SP 2009
    Lester SP rookie contract
    Buchholz SP rookie contract
    Bowden Sp rookie contract
    Okajima RP 2009
    Papelbon RP Arbitration Eligible
    Delcarmen RP rookie contract
    Masterson RP Rookie contract

    Players they need to unload..
    Julio Lugo SS 2010
    CoCo Crisp CF 2009

    I think that they will re-sign Varitek, they will pick -up the very inexpensive club option they have for Okajima. And the Sox will pick-up the perpetual option they have with Wakefield.

    Hopefully they can sell Crisp and Lugo off for maybe some nice lawn furniture or whatever.

    They are getting out from under the Manny contract, and hopefully will relieve themsleves of both Coco and Lugo. that leads 6 roster spots open...

    I think that we can all safely assume that Jed Lowrie has won the starting shortstop job, and that Buchholtz or Bowden or both will be in the rotation next year.

    2009 Lineup

    Ellsbury CF
    Pedroria 2B
    Papi DH
    Youk 1B
    Drew RF
    Lowell 3B
    Bay LF
    Varitek C
    Lowrie SS

    Starting Pitchers
    Beckett
    Dice-K
    Wake
    Lester
    Buchhotz/Bowden

    I see no reason to get another starter, CC Sabathia would be great, and it would keep him away from the yankees, but I dunno how he is going to do in either enviroment.

    Relief Pitchers
    Papelbon
    Okajima
    Delcarmen
    Masterson


    Guess who is going to be a free agent next year? Derek Lowe, he would be a great signing if they could convince him to go back to the bullpen (imagine him in the 8th), I wouldn't mind seeing him in the rotation either.

    I wish their was some sort of right handed power hitter out there, but their really isn't (unless you count that Manny guy).

    Still in all, you have to hand it to Theo, he has bult this club for the long haul, and mostly form the farm.
  2. patriotspride

    patriotspride Banned

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    i think they go in another direction with bucholz. i think he gets traded for a bat after the sox sign one of the free agent pitchers on the markett. i also think they try and upgrade the bull pen. delcarmen is a crap shoot every time he toes the mound. the sox have all kinds of flexability.
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  3. JAYHAWKS34

    JAYHAWKS34 Rookie

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    hold it right there.... I think your asking a little too much for these hacks

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