Re: Fans should be in an uproar......
posted at 9/6/2012 7:47 PM EDT
In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
I think they absolutely made the right move with the Dodgers trade. As to whether it was for the sake of a buck, I think that will be better judged based on what they do going forward.
And I'll be looking out for what you say if the front office dithers and doesn't anything more constructive than they did last winter. As you know painfully by now, I have absolutely no confidence in Cherington at all. To me he is a risk averse second rater who has trouble making decisions. That story in SI this week has hinted strongly that he had just about NOTHING to do with that big trade except sit by and applaud on cue. If we have Cook and Morales as our starters next season, if Loneybaloney is our first baseman, and if we don't resign Ross and add a power hitter to the mix I will be looking forward to you joining me in denouncing what has become a total inept front office. There should be no room for pollyannas, rumpswabs and ball washers on this board because the evidence will be clear.
OTOH, if suddenly we see a different Cherington and some real progress is made towards upgrading our team, a mea culpa will be totally in order and it will be coming forthwith. As I've seen this year there is no real diminant team in the AL East and if we play our cards right we could actally make a big comeback next season.......but some real changes have to be made.
Of course seabeach. Could go either way. But you would have to really be looking at the situation with blinders on to consider the moves Ben made prior to the Big Trade without considering that what he was doing was sorting out the very expensive mess that was on his desk even before he sat down at it. Anyone with any sense of management responsibility would have had to approach this past year's cycle with caution and pragmatism. Now, a very different cycle, in which the need for caution, greatly diminished by the recent payroll unburdening, is greatly superceded by the need for bold, decisive and and defining action. We shall see what young Ben does. Verdict is out and now it is on him. But this past year, in my view, is not on him. he acted responsibly, intelligently and made good moves within the very confined space he had to work in. People clamored for big change after 2011 disaster, but that big change, thank you Theo, was impossible. Now, possible. And absolutely imperitive. Verdict is out. But I think it is very narrow to speculate that this year's off-season will be akin to last years. Totally different set of needs and cicumstances.
Hope you're right Spaceman; I would be more than delighted if I am wrong about Cherington. I do not back down, however, from what I said. Yes, mea culpa if he proves he is a lot better than I give him credit for, but if it turns out that he is a risk averse goofball unable to make a credible decision and takes the path of least resistance by resigning some of the stiffs on our team I will be more than obliged to let him have it. Hope I am terribly wrong about him.