Havok1517 wrote:RedSoxNation04 wrote:Spidey wrote:Sox also reportedly looking at Scutaro.
Not a big fan of Scutaro, but they will probably overpay and get him. Really no other options out there outside of a trade that isn't on the horizon yet.
Scutaro is a 33/34 year old career utility player that just had a career year. Scutaro wants a multi-year deal because this is likely his last chance to get one. I say let him sign elsewhere and let Lowrie attempt to stay healthy and become the starting SS. It saves you draft picks, money, and I'd wager that if Lowrie can stay healthy he'll post better numbers than Scutaro and Gonzalez for that matter. If it doesn't work out, they can always trade for a replacement just like this did last year.
I noticed that Lowrie had 25 doubles with 46 RBIs in 260 ABs (81 Games) as a 24 year old rookie in '08 before getting hurt. Those numbers equate to a pretty darn good player.
I say no to signing Scutaro as thats its not worth it.
I say no also. Because Lowrie struggled after dealing with injuries all last season, now some think he may be a utility player at best Give the guy 400 healthy AB before making that decision.