Cherington: Have it bronzed ...
posted at 10/20/2013 7:36 AM EDT
No matter what happens from this point forward, I think BC should have his johnson bronzed. With few exceptions, every trade, FA signing or contract extension extention has come up smelling like roses.
The big dump last year was an essential part of clearing the decks to move forward.
I fretted about Ortiz' durability, but after a delayed start he's been highly available and who can question the value of his big at-bats?
Like most, I thought we might have overpaid for Victorino, but he's been durable enough, he's an absolute gamer, and that one blast last night was worth millions by itself.
I also thought Drew was an overpay, and that he might not hold up. I'll always miss Iggy, but I now want Drew back if we can afford him.
As a stop-gap, Dempster has been good enough, and never complains about where you want him to play.
Gomes was another suspected overpay, but he's been a great force in the clubhouse, has flashed a good arm on defense, and how do you begin to value the four pinch hit home runs?
I don't know if he'll be back, but Naps has come up with some great picks at 1st and his one-year deal added important right handed power to a lineup that needed it.
And Uehara? That signing will certainly go down as one of the most beneficial signings in club history. No way we'd be going to the WS without him. I've completely forgotten about Paps since this closer-by-default slammed shut the early season revolving door of Hanrahan, Bailey and Tazawa.
Look at our post-season roster and you would be hard pressed to argue against a good fit at any position.
Hat's off, BC!