Sunday, November 6, 2011

Conor Says... Sign Michael Cuddyer

Heading into 2012, the Red Sox only position in need of improvement will be right field. Josh Reddick started off very hot, but once pitchers made adjustments on him, he faded down the stretch, batting .235 over the final two months. That is why I think the Sox should sign a more consistent right fielder in Michael Cuddyer-- a guy who batted .284/20/70 in 2011 for the Twins. However, his best year was in 2009, when he went .276/32/94 to help lead the Twins to a division title. Another asset would be his versatility, as he can play the corner outfield positions, as well as every infield position except shortstop. For me, he would be the starting right fielder, as well as giving Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Gonzalez a few breaks at first and third base. The Phillies have been linked to Cuddyer-- but I think we could pry him away for a certain price. I think that 3 years for $25 million would be reasonable, but nothing too much more than that. Thanks for reading and comment what you think!

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