Re: Avoid Dempster Like the Plague!
posted at 12/12/2012 5:34 PM EST
In response to slicksteve38's comment:
I honestly think they ae doing this to say "we signed people in the off season". How can anyone seriously think about signing this guy in the AL. He wasnt all that impressive in the NL, but his AL numbers are worse.
I just dont get why people are so opposed to completely gutting this team and getting prospects in return. Honestly, if they were gutting the team and THEN signed guys like victorino and Napoli, I would be ok, as they need at least a few vets on the team.
But why not pursue that deal with KC for Lester? Why didnt they?
Trade Ellsbury for prospects, even if they are younger. Trade Lester, and Bailey.
beg someone to take Lackey for a bag of balls. gut the team, bring up some of the young talent and sprinkle some medium priced FA's in there...they only win 70 games...but yet they have young talent on the way. Then, after a year of saving money, start going after a few big name free agents like King Felix next year..and you have a mix of youth and HIGH end free agents.
But this is like the NBA....you keep signing average free agents, dont get younger, and you are in the middle of the heap. You arent winning, and yet you arent playing young guys because there are hacks in front of them, it makes ZERO sense. Do they honestly think that this team can contend this year?
Exactly. They will say "Look, we spent money and have a high payroll as we promised". Haven't the Red Sox proven time and again that a high payroll does not equate to wins. Let the younger players learn.
This would be as dumb if not dumber than the Victorino signing.