... aaaaand Buchholz goes to the Phillies for a minor league infielder with the Red Sox off the hook for his entire salary. Good deal.
Who do you have in the pen now, Wright, Pomeranz or Rodriguez?
rodriguez will start, too much youth and potential not to do so.
that fills up 4 out of the 5 spots. it is a toss up between pomeranz and wright it seems. i favor wright based upon his track record as a starter, and pomeranz' record as a reliever.
spring training will be competitive i am sure.
as for tobias, the newest sox in from Philliesminorthoughts.com when he was drafted with BA predraft report below. he looks like filler to me:
Tobias was drafted in the 31st round by the Nationals in 2011 when he was coming out of a North Carolina high school, but went on to Florida, where he was named to the SEC All-Freshman team the next year. He battled injuries and wasnít as consistent in the next two seasons, going undrafted last year.
Heís bounced back in 2015 and has become one of the best seniors in the country. Tobias has returned to switch-hitting this season to great success. He led the Gators in several offensive categories in the regular season, including batting average (.366) and OPS (1.004). He has a contact-oriented approach and makes the most of his average speed. Tobias isnít the smoothest defender at third base, but has gotten the job done and nearly went the whole season without making an error.
Heís moved around the infield some during his career and provides good versatility. His best other spot is second base and he has some similarities to Josh Harrison. Tobias doesnít have the loudest tools, but heíll provide a team good value in this yearís draft as an offensive infielder.