AJ'S Cousin Posted January 16 Share Posted January 16 just something to post, a comparison mostly about the front office’s and what they accomplished The Cubs basically redesigned there entire roster, they definitely needed more than the Sox but in my opinion they outdid the the Sox Cubs — Swanson , Bellinger, Taillon, Barnhart, Hosmer, Mancini, plus many minor adjustments. Sox— Clevenger, Benintendi, Hamilton, some minor adjustments Cubs up the middle now — SS Swanson, 2nd Horner/ Madrigal CF Bellinger C Gomes/Barnhart Sox up the middle now — SS Anderson, 2nd ????? , CF Robert, C Grandal/Zavala Corner infielders Cubs—- 1st Base/DH Hosmer, Mancini, Wisdom 3rd Baseman Wisdom Sox — 1st Base/DH Vaughn , Sheets, Jimenez 3rd Baseman Moncada, Burger Corner Outfielders Cubs —- Left Happ Right Suzuki Sox —- Left Benintendi Right Colas Starting Pitching and Bullpen too much to list but I’ll give the Sox the edge even without Hendriks Bench is up to interpretation. Sox —- Garcia, Hamilton Sosa, Gonzalez, currently the 2nd Baseman will come from this crew 3rd Base, Burger Cubs—- Madrigal, Hosmer Mancini Morel and others to be determined The Sox currently have 6 starters, Gio, Lynn Cease, Kopech, Clevinger, and Alternate if a pitcher goes down, Martin Bullpen still solid even with Hendriks out for an extended period ( I think the Sox knew he had cancer and did the right thing and not traded him) , that would of looked shady if they traded him. Kelly could be used in a trade to clear some payroll Burger and Sheets are trade chips to help get a legit everyday 2nd baseman. Benintendi was a good move, would have been nice to get Conforto to give Colas more experience Gleyber Torres or Madrigal trade possible? Cubs spent more, made many more moves. Taking a chance on Bellinger for 1 year at 17 million in that hitters park a good move, will Suzuki be what he’s supposed to be? Will they trade Madrigal to the Sox or anyone? Mancini and Hosmer could alternatives at DH/1st Base. Sox gambling on Clevinger for 1 year at 13 million, might work out, more of an insurance policy if Kopech isn’t ready Can the Sox still get a legit full time 2nd baseman still? Doubt it, Torres and Madrigal seem to be the only ones still out there worth it . The Cub front office was much more aggressive with low risk 1 and 2 year contracts Sox afraid to spend and risk trading Sheets, Burger, Colas etc this is a discussion to have fun with, things could still change HOPEFULLY Not sold on the current makeup of the team VERY WEAK BENCH Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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