Originally Posted by gosox41
I hope Morel is able to come back healthy. I know we won't know until spring training, but I'd rather pay Morel $500K to hit 15Hr's and .240 with solid defense then gibe Youk the $10MM or so per year he'll get for similar numbers. Youk will have a better OBP but the Sox have other holes that can be filled with the $9.5MM saved.
Exactly. Youk has the veteran presence, but he isn't a reliable shot of run production anymore.