It’s a question that needs to be brought up. When all the big arms come back who goes down. With Santana and Lackey coming back there are 2 arms that have to go. The scenario I see going down is that Palmer stays. He has been tough on the road as well as at home. Pitching against top teams and doing it well. Loux would be a great addition to the bullpen. I think they could send Bulger down and Loux to the pen. They are the only 2 arms that came up that would be worth keeping around.
Also a lot of fans want Wood back. They are still playing in Salt Lake; Wood has hit his 5th HR in AAA this year. On top of that he has only played half the season there. While up with the team he has hit well in the opportunities given to him. His average may not be the best but the outs he made were hit hard. I don’t think you can get rid of Figgins, he is an above average fielder and he is one of the best leadoff hitters around in the AL right now. I would like to see Wood come up and play Short; move Izzy to second on Kendrick’s nights off and let Aybar back Wood up. Plus Wood can play Third as well, so you can let Figgins have a day off and still be covered on the defense. I don’t know how likely this will be but I see our offence getting better everyday. We just faced the best pitcher in baseball right now and every player hit the ball hard at least once. If we can do that to him we can hit anybody. This team has not been an offensive team for a long time and I think we could still get better. I am happy with the team Soch is putting out their everyday, but I am a fan and I will always want more.