Re: Armchair GM's
posted at 12/4/2013 8:06 PM EST
In response to jasko2248's comment:
In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:
Georom, I can only speak for myself here. But, if many feel like I do, its not a blase attitude about ellsbury leaving. I will definitely miss him, a lot. I wish he could have been a lifer along with his classmates Lester and Pedroia. And, if I do not seem shocked and outraged, it is because I had already prepared myself for this inevitability. It is perhaps a sad statement about the game in this day and age of hyper-free agency, but regardless of intention, it is impossible to keep a whole core together. And, I don't get the Papi inference. Papi didn't cost the moon. And, if Ellsbury had met the club half-way and re-upped like Pedroia or Lester did, he would still be here. But he didn't. And he and Scottie made their intentions well-known from the git. He was going to test the waters and go for the gold. Well, ok. He got it. All of it and then some. It was all-in or nothing for the Sox brass. And they didn't go all in. Its a cold hard reality of baseball business. Does it blow? Yes. Absolutely. But just becuase I accept it doesn't miss I won't miss Elssbury or treasure his time with the Sox.
Also, I would bet, many folks, myself also included, feel the need to steel themselves against the sense of loss. Jacoby is gone and he is a Yankee no less. So, please forgive me if i feel the need to cut the ties with a bit of a cold detachment at the moment.
Nice work, Spaceman...The one guy I actually feel bad for is MEF429...He was a huuuge Ellsbury fan who must not be very happy right now.
worst day of my frlggln life!
I was half-heartedly optimistic the sox would find a way to retain him but i guess in the end Moonslav was right. Some desperate GM will offer him the sun and moon. Just so happens to be the Yankees which is doubly crushing to my fan spirit. I would have been bummed if he signed elsewhere but eventually would have gotten over it and would still root for him. i would have been able to remain a jacoby ellsbury fan in some capacity... BUT THE FRlGGlN YANKEES!?!!!!! ARRGGGHHHHH!!! what a kick in the daddybags...
My best friend called me to tell me about it and i literally thought someone died when i answered it because of the tone of his voice. turns out, someone actually did die. Big numbah two...
i'm going to go resume banging my head off the wall