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My take on Theo and the offseason so far


There have been hundreds of thoughts on Theo so far and what he needs to do, or at least what everything thinks he needs to do. While I may not be the sabermetrics guru some of you are, I for one am very happy with what he's done so far.

In looking at what type of GM he was and what type of GM Hoyer is, they like to build. It's obvious that they have had plans both with the Red Sox and Padres and they don't generally have knee jerk reactions to their decisions (Hendry, I'm looking at you). They also don't simply feel the need to go out and get the next hottest name on the market simply for the sake of satisfying the fan base (still looking at you Hendry). Yes, Theo bought a ton of talent in Boston but his owners were competing with the Yankees and that's a completely different world than what we have her. He may have spent a ton of money, he also did an incredible job of building up the farm system. Simply look at the homegrown talent the Sox have on their roster right now that are stars. If you also look at what he's done in the past, he goes out and gets guys that have fit a role (post Cubs Bill Mueller).

So far, I see he is doing the same here. The signing of DeJesus is a perfect example. Is he a big splash of a signing? Definitely not. But he fills a role here and he's somebody that was brought in a a value. It's been pointed out in previous posts that the money paid for him was actually less than what others with similar numbers are usually signed for (I can't help but stare at Hendry still). And while Stewart is not what we've had a 3B for the past near decade, he is filling a hole. Temporarily? Maybe. But we had extra outfielders and no major league ready third basemen ready. Surpluss traded for need. Wow, novel concept.

I for one and happy with what's being done. I know a lot of BCBers are looking for that huge signing and wondering why we are signing all of these little peices. Remember, putting together is like putting together a big puzzle. The past few years have taught us that we can't just go out and sign the hottest FA (Soriano gets the death stare now). I'm very optimistic about what is being done and I can't wait to see more moves being made in the future and Josh's take on how the farm system will be built over hte next few years.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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