What Move Do You Want For Christmas?

Fire Brand wants to know what you want the Sox to do for the holidays! Not that we can actually make any of this happen, mind you, but it’s a fun poll question anyway.

How about Gio Gonzalez? The price would be high and one has to wonder if the Sox even have the high profile prospects to make the move. If not Gio, how about signing another starter? Hiroki Kuroda is said to be willing to relocate out east. Roy Oswalt has been tied to the Sox in Rumors, but the 34-year-old is apparently asking for a three-year deal. How about Ryan Madson, the best closer left on the market, to sure up the bullpen?

Apparently the Sox did at least talk to the Marlins about Hanley Ramirez, though a trade seems highly unlikely. Would you want the former Sox prospect to man short over Scutaro for 2012?

None of thee above? ALL of the above? Something else? Head on over to the right sidebar to cast your vote and leave any other suggestions/opinions in the comments.

Happy holidays!


In last week’s poll we asked you how you felt about the Lowrie/Melancon/Punto moves. An overwhelming 76 percent of voters approved of the moves!

Do You Approve of the Lowrie/Melancon/Punto Moves?

  • Yes (76%, 236 Votes)
  • No (13%, 40 Votes)
  • Undecided (11%, 35 Votes)

Categories: Gio Gonzalez Hiroki Kuroda Poll Roy Oswalt Ryan Madson

Charlie first started writing about baseball back in 2008 when he opened Fantasy Baseball 365. Since graduating college with a degree in English, he has spent time coaching baseball as well as working in several minor league front offices. He also writes for The Outside Corner and contributes to Project Prospect and ESPN's Sweet Spot. Writer from August 3, 2010 - May 6, 2012

5 Responses to “What Move Do You Want For Christmas?” Subscribe

  1. @aklaft December 20, 2011 at 2:56 PM #

    Now that oswalt only wants one year get it done

    • Charlie Saponara December 20, 2011 at 3:06 PM #

      I just saw that as well. Makes sense as long as the asking price is reasonable.

  2. ChipBuck December 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM #

    I want Hiroki Kuroda so badly. I have a huge baseball man crush on him.

  3. evanbrunell December 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM #

    I'm a Gio fanboy, but I'll pick Madson because the price for Gio is just too much. I'd love Kuroda too.

  4. Shane December 21, 2011 at 8:07 PM #

    I'd love to have Gio, but not if the Sox have to part with Kalish, Middlebrooks, and Renaudo. (Which is likely the A's asking price) Especially if we could sign Kuroda and/or Oswalt to short-term deals.

    Ramirez is a pipe-dream, and I'm definitely not convinced that he'll stay a competent shortstop long enough to justify the cost of acquiring him.

    I know the Sox desperately trying to get into position to reset their luxury tax rate, but my dream scenario would be getting Kuroda on a 2-year deal, Oswalt on a 1-year deal, and moving Bard back to the pen. Bard's been shaky at times, but I think he deserves a chance at the closer job. Plus I don't see him panning out as a starter.