In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:
Iglesias would come in pretty handy right now. Wouldn't he.
I should hurry up and take Burrito off ignore and read his post before either he gets banned or the post gets deleted anyway. I wouldn't want to miss anything important.
Oh yeah, another fine post from our illustrious village idiot.
Crit, I nailed this season as much as anyone. The only major thing I got wrong was that I didn't think Ortiz would be as good and I didn't even want to re sign him so that was pretty much a disaster. How would that have worked out once we got to the world series if we even made it that far. I thought he was probably a PED user but he made it through this year clean and as far as I'm concerned now he has my vote for the HOF. The guy has been passing blood test after blood test. No mtter what he has done in the past or is doing now, he's passing the tests and we need to just assume he's clean. It's the right thing to do.
I also thought Middlebrooks would do better but who didn't. I think I was on target a heck of a lot more than just about anyone else here regarding the projected record of the redsox even when almost everyone thought they were no where near the playoffs. I think I was right about Salty, Lackey, Ellsbury, the pen etc...but no one remembers such things so who cares.
I never expected them to sign Kuroda this winter but I still think he would help us more than Napoli will. I didn't expect hardly anything I proposed this winter to happen but I said what I thought they should do and we will see what ends up being the best course.
Who wants to bet that Napoli doesn't have as good a year as Kuroda, Choo or Tanaka. I bet it's not even close. But no one will remember it anyway.
Boom, you did get a lot right last year...kudos.
I may be wrtong, but I thought you expected a bigger year from Ellsbury than he gave us, and I thought you were down on Salty, but like you said, "no onw will remember anyway", and I'll add, unless you are wrong.
Of course nobody expects Napoli to have a better year than Choo, and that's why they were paid much differently.
I do expect at least as good a year in 2014 as 2013 for Naps. I may end up being wrong, but I think he will have a big year, although he will go through rough stretches as always.