Originally posted on fullcount.weei.com  |  Last updated 10/15/12

I have been advocating for Tony Pena for well over 2 months and actually after they fired franconea I was advocating the sox to hire him before Valentine. These are the other things I would be looking at doing, Bank on Dustin heading to Cleveland when his contract is up. He'll want to be with franconia. Sox need to be proactive now.  I say trade him now in a package deal Dustin and 2 pitching prospects to Seattle for King Felix, or Dustin and Elseberry to seatle for king felix or even Dustin a pitching prospect and the first basemen Looney to Seattle for King Felix. if you do the last deal then resign  Youk. His tangible of wearing out pitchers even when he makes a out is priceless. I would also look at signing Joe Mauer, especially if you trade Jacoby and Dustin together. We should make the effort to work out a deal that keeps Jocoby .....Our outfield is pathetic. I am  not in favor of signing Hamilton for his price. That has buyer beware all over it.

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