Re: Final Post and Thoughts on Historic Red Sox Season
posted at 10/7/2012 10:57 PM EDT
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
samclemens you may know the media and friends of yours who were upset with the RS this past season. However you obviously do not know or care to remember that the RS have since the current management team has consistently fielded the best team possible and have always brought in low risk high reward players.
Kevin Millar, Gabe Kapler, Todd Walker, Bill Mueller, Mark Belhorn, Dave Roberts, Jay Payton, David Ortiz, Tony Graffanino, John Olerud, Alex Cora, Mark Loretta, Mike Lowell, Eric Henski, Bobby Keilty, Sean Casey, Mark Kotsay, Nick Green, Darnell Macdonald, and that does not include any pitchers. It is also not the complete list since 2003. The pitching staff generally has at least 3 or 4 new ones each year.
They have also done everything to bring in the best available FA talent each year. I won't start listing them.
Yes some work out and others don't in both cases high riskand low risk.
You and your so called RS fans only are making your theories based upon this past year when NOTHING went right and pretty much every player played well below thier norms.
So keep on thinking that the management team does not care and just wishes to line their pockets.
See you and your so called RS fans have lived through a small blip of a bad season. Yes I know they have not madethe playoffs for 3 years. However they had very very good teams for two of those years that just fell short and this bad year.
Try living through 40 of your 50+ years as a RS fan when you had 5 or 6 yrs where they had a shot and still came up short. I'm not including 1967 when they were 100 to 1 going into the season.
So IMHO you know jacsh1t about what the owners are trying to do as well as how hard the players try to win every game.
Jim, with all due respect I don't know what I need most, a voilin or a shovel. Look, I know you are a long time suffering Red Sox fan and this season reminds you of some of the bad days past. I am not one of those long timers. I started following them in late 2000 and I am not used to seeing this kind of crud on the field, nor as I used to seeing a bunch of flim flam incomeptents cooking the books to show we still have a streak of sellouts which anyone with any grey matter knows is a canard. You mention the players the Red Sox have brought in to augment their stars and how successful that has been, but close look at that list shows conclusively that almost all of them came between 2002 and 2008. Who came after? Darling Darnell. That guy was so good that as soon as we finally released him after a long two and a half years the Yankees grabbed him and then set him adrift with two weeks. Some talent.
What about some of the "gems" we been stuck with in the past three years--Jenks, Cameron, Hottovoy, Gathright, Bonsere, Hermida, Kotteras, Pena (oops he was earlier and also stunk), Spears, Wheeler, etc. The list goes on and on. Our team is not going to revive and prosper until there is a deliniation of power with each person in charge of a certain facet of the team and having the baseball inept Lucchino with his palsied and grimy hads in every piece of the pie.
We have the Janitor (Cherington) as GM who has shown really nothing in talent evaluation nor in his abiity to sign quality players save Ross, and I wouldn't be surprised if he blows his resigning this winter. The team right now stinks and the front office is fully responsible for this disgusting turning of events.