Re: Ben Cherington named the 2013 Executive of the Year by The Sporting News.
posted at 11/12/2013 11:38 PM EST
The AGon trade didn't even count towards 2013.
IMO, the team became "his team" when that trade was made. He didn't want Valantine.
The strange part about his record after the big Dodger trade is that on paper stat wise and individually, one could argue it doesn't look all that great, particularly the biggest deals.
Papi resigning: brilliant and maybe a year too short not too long as many felt!
Victorino was injured a lot has had better years on paper
Dempster was not a good signing on paper
Pedey extension was good on paper
Napoli was a good signing did not repeat his 2011 season and was inconsistent
Drew was hurt but fielded better than expected: good but maybe not great
Gomes did not perform as expected vs LHPs
Uehara was brilliant
Ross was out a long time this year
Carp deal was a steal
Breslow extension was good
Aviles for Farrell was brilliant
Hanrahan trade was a total bust