twballgame9 wrote:Sox have to figure out the pitching, but damn they have a ton of good young offensive talent. This Middlebrooks is going to be a superstar, and Kalish has all the tools. Salty is finally getting it. Add in Ellsbury, Pedroia, Gonzo and I guess Crawford, and Lavarnway at DH and all you need is Iglesias to start hitting and they are in good shape for a long time.
Now they need a couple of arms.
I agree that Middlebrooks is that good. He is pretty much a prototypical 3B with his combination of size, power, and athleticism. His upside is Scott Rolen. That said, I'm wondering when opposing teams will begin to realize that he's very aggressive at the plate and absolutely destroys fastballs. When they do, he'll have a considerable adjustment period, not unlike a lot of promising young hitters.