Monday, November 14, 2016

Beltran, Moss, Reddick Unappealing Sox Options At DH

We're starting to get the feeling that once Dave Dombrowski gets a notion in his head, it's hard to dislodge it. So, the trial balloon he sent up last week on the 'part-time' DH thing is likely to hold. And yet, alternatively, he has another weird obsession with replacing David Ortiz with a left-handed DH to "balance" the right-hand heavy lineup. He's all over the map. Of course, the latter obsession kind of limits the field to 40-year old Carlos Beltran or former Carmine Hosers Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick. Frankly, none of these is particularly appealing to us. For almost a decade-and-a-half, the Red Sox have built their line-up around a classic slugger at DH. Doing a 'revolving' DH, or sticking a mediocre version of Big Papi at permanent DH are both unacceptable. In our view, the best approach is spending some of John Henry's limitless fortune on a real, full-time DH—lefty or righty.