Elegant [1b/3b/OF] Player for Sox Bridge Game–Guess Who?

How do you like this guy as the Red Sox Left fielder for 2013?

WAR 7.1 [2011], 6.2 [2012]…Can play 3b, 1b and OF…Won two Gold Gloves in OF…

Career stats: BA .269

OBP 348

 SLG 439 OPS

.787 OPS+

112

  • Team control to 2015 with team option for 2016.
  • Not Scott Boras client.

And the year, age, cost:

2013 29 $9,000,000
2014 30 $10,000,000
2015 31

     $12,500,000

2016 32

*$12,500,000

$12.5M Team Option
Earliest Free Agent: 2016

HINT:  1st round (2nd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.

HINT:  Kansas City Royals

But what would the Royals want for Alex Gordon?

If they are willing to deal the 28 year-old Gold Glove OF, it would indicate they are looking for prospects; who would they want?

With their #1 prospect Wil Myers [OF] ready for prime time in 2013 and their #2 Bubba Starling [OF] due to arrive in 2015, the Royals might want an OF in the deal.

With 2b Johnny Giavotella batting a disappointing .232 and no-power Chris “As Good As He” Getz pushing 30, and no 2b in their pipeline, the Royals would be looking for a promising prospect.

Although they acquired veteran starter Ervin Santana from the Angels, they have lost faith in Luke Hochevar as a starter and the other rotation fillers are questionable, [F. Paulino, L. Mendoza, W. Smith, J. Odorizzi, C. Volstad,] so the Royals would be wanting a rotation prospect.

What the Sox could offer:

OF Ryan Kalish, ETA 2012-13

And/Or

Brandon Jacobs, ETA: 2014

[http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2012/#list=bos]

Anthony Ranaudo, ETA 2013
Rank: 6, ETA: 2013, RHP,  23, Height: 6′ 7″, Weight: 231, Drafted: 2010, 1st (39)

[http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2012/#list=bos]

And/Or

Sean Coyle, ETA 2014

[http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/mlb/prospects/watch/y2012/#list=bos]

With Anthony Rizzo and Lars Anderson traded, the Sox do not have a projectable prospect for 1b and the Future outfield [Brentz, Bradley with a 2013 ETA and Jacobs with a 2014 ETA] will not be completely in place in 2013.  While Middlebrooks has All-Star level talent at 3b, a veteran backup would be prudent.

Alex Gordon, who can be a regular at 1b, 3b, or OF is an elegant fit for the Red Sox plan for 2013 and beyond.

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Topics: "Next Great Red Sox Team", Alex Gordon, Ben Cherington, Bridge Year

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  • John Fahrer

    They’ll definitely want the package to feature more pitchers than position players. Ranaudo’s probably not tradeable at this point since he’s had some injuries. Might be a good thing because he has such a high ceiling. Probably one of Workman or Britton and one of the three of Barnes/Webster/DeLaRosa. Still think they should trade Salty and Iglesias to Pittsburgh for raw, but high-ceiling hurlers Luis Heredia and Nick Kingham. Maybe we could deal one of them instead of Barnes/Webster/DeLaRosa.

  • PassTheMike

    I hate that I like the idea of Gordon on the Sox. Especially if they can get him for just Kalish and a lower prospect.

    • John Fahrer

      As a Nebraskan, I would love to see Gordon in a Sox uniform. He’s hit very well at Fenway in his career and plays the game in the dirt dawg style Sox fans have come to love and respect.

  • Conor Duffy

    I like the idea of acquiring Gordon but a deal like this would not get him. They’d have to trade at least one higher ranking prospect, maybe Brandon Workman or Drake Britton could be the centerpiece.

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