POLL: Where’s the new SP?

How should the Red Sox address finding another SP?

The Red Sox walked away from the winter meetings with Mike Napoli at first base, Shane Victorino in right field and Koji Uehara in the bullpen. But now it’s time to address the biggest concern. That’s starting pitcher, where the team really needs to shore up its rotation. That leads us to the next poll question, where Fire Brand wants to know how you think the SP situation should be addressed:

  • Not at all – stay internal (Morales?)
  • Sign Zack Greinke
  • Sign Anibal Sanchez
  • Sign another FA SP (Dempster, McCarthy, etc.)
  • Trade Jacoby Ellsbury for the SP
  • Trade Saltalamacchia/Lavarnway and a SP prospect

The previous poll asked who the preferred 2013 first baseman was. Even before Boston answered the poll question themselves by signing Napoli, he was the most popular answer. Second was Mike Morse of the Nationals, who looks like he’ll end up trade bait if Adam LaRoche returns to Washington.

Who’s your preferred 2013 first-baseman?

  • Mike Napoli (48%, 121 Votes)
  • Mike Morse (17%, 42 Votes)
  • Adam LaRoche (costs 2nd rd. pick) (15%, 38 Votes)
  • Nick Swisher (costs 2nd rd. pick) (11%, 28 Votes)
  • Other (9%, 23 Votes)

Categories: Boston Red Sox Mike Napoli

Born on the 37th anniversary of the the day Babe Ruth died (1985) which later became the day Jimy Williams was fired in 2001 (a monumental event at the time), Evan was too young to experience the pain 1986 brought, but a deep wound was sowed in 2003. Since then, Fire Brand has become a blog that Red Sox “club officials read,” as per Peter Gammons. Evan enjoys working out, writing, reading, quality television, science fiction and history and being newly married. He is a professional baseball journalist as well as president of a state non-profit and member of the Board of Directors for a national profit. (Twitter.)

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