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07:33 AM ET 01.07 | Even if Boston appears to have five talented outfielders already on the roster, adding another can't hurt. With a group that includes probable starters Daniel Nava, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Shane Victorino, along with backups Jonny Gomes and Mike Carp, Boston is still hoping to add to its depth, according to a source, and is exploring non-roster options. Scott Podsednik, who hasn't played since 2012 when he hit .302 for the Red Sox, is one possibility, though the Sox haven't narrowed their list of names. According to Podsednik's agent, the soon-to-be 38-year-old is in good shape and open to a return to Boston for the right opportunity. Teams often bring a dozen or more non-roster players to spring training. Last year, the Red Sox invited 19, and several contributed in the majors at some point during the season.

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Jackie Bradley Jr., US Presswire Jackie Bradley Jr., US Presswire
January 7, 2014  07:36 AM ET

More Is Less, Bros.

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January 7, 2014  08:07 AM ET

Gomes and Carp are really bats who have to play the OF because of Papi and Napoli. I'm not convinced that Shane should really be playing CF anymore (he is excellent in RF) and Nava definitely not an option there. Assuming Pods can still scoot and catch the ball, he can fill in for defense anywhere in the OF, but I don't see him as a real backup for Bradley if the kid screws the pooch. It's nice that Pods hit .302 two seasons ago, but he also slugged .352 and had an OBP of .322...the guy will drop a few singles in there, but that's about it.

January 7, 2014  08:12 AM ET
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According to Atro, the Sox need to be looking for pitching depth rather than OFs.<big eye roll>

You're playing right into his hands this way.

January 7, 2014  08:22 AM ET
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You're playing right into his hands this way.

shhh
you'll **** him

January 7, 2014  08:23 AM ET

*spook

January 7, 2014  08:23 AM ET

It sounds more like Posednik's agent is eyeing the Red Sox.

January 7, 2014  08:25 AM ET
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*****

Where?

January 7, 2014  08:28 AM ET
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It sounds more like Posednik's agent is eyeing the Red Sox.

"The right opportunity" means "they'll pay him marginally above ML minimum".

January 7, 2014  08:29 AM ET
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Where?

over there
<points both left and right>

January 7, 2014  08:31 AM ET
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over there<points both left and right>

<tries to look both ways. goes cross eyed.

January 7, 2014  08:32 AM ET

OMG, enough already. The outfield will be fine. Scott Podsednik, I don't think so.

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January 7, 2014  08:39 AM ET
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That's one hell of a tan Podsednik's got in that pic.

he's been playing DR winter ball methinks

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January 7, 2014  08:48 AM ET
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but I will say that there is not a starting pitcher in their system that I don't have questions about.

That statement could be directed at just about any team.

January 7, 2014  08:55 AM ET
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In case you're unawares, that's the technical term.

Disney tosses an h on the end and we're supposed to not notice that brain damaged bear has serious scatological obsessions.

January 7, 2014  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

That statement could be directed at just about any team.

Any pitcher is a few mm of tendon away from being that guy who used to be good.

 
January 7, 2014  08:57 AM ET
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I have, for the most part, stayed out of this feud you two have going, but I will say that I don't Atro thinks the Red Sox need pitching depth as much as pitching talent, and I, for one, don't fully disagree.A couple of years ago, Reds fans were touting their significant pitching depth because they were in a similar position as the current Red Sox. They hade a full stable of ML pitchers and a fair amount of seemingly ready for ML prospects. Turned out they did have a deep pool of starting pitching, but that a lot of that depth was made up of poo.I'm not predicting that their pitching will suck in 2014, as it was actually really good in 2013, but I will say that there is not a starting pitcher in their system that I don't have questions about.

Lester is the only one who I am not really concerned with, but he is not an ace
Bucholtz needs to get a serious conditioning program
Lackey can either meet expectations as a 3-4, or revert
The rest are question marks, including the bullpen, especially Uehara, he's 38, I don't know if he can replicate last season, in fact its doubtful

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