Re: Gomes - Sox agree on 2-year 10 mil deal
posted at 11/22/2012 6:29 PM EST
In response to georom4's comment:
Scutaro was traded for Mortenson, not Aviles. I suppose when you re-write the moves it does build a better case. And while Scutaro did win World Series MVP, were you also mourning Renteria, who won it in 2010?
Last off-season, the team was hamstrung by budget limitations. That really does impact the off-season. Most people get it. This year, the off-season has barely begun.
And while Reddick did fluorish while Bailey struggled, I do not think that was a bad deal. No one could have foretold that opwer surge from Reddick; quit pretending it was inevitable.
It is odd now fans are sad to lose Reddick and Papebon. Papelbon had more critics from the moment Bard appearsed, and everyone wanted hm gone. Reddick was declared a bust last August by the overwhleming majority of the Veruca Salt-ers. But hey, that was THEN, right?
And by the way, criticizing the move of Reddick for Bailey does officially make you a hypocrite, since you have been calling all offseason for the team to move some prospects for a bigger name player. Apparently you only want them to make those moves so you can criticize them later...
seems like you have the same opinion of ben as i do - you just wont say it....and i ask you again, in vain aparently, what has been done since he has been in charge to make this a better team?
No, I do not share your opinions, not yet. I have no idae how you interpted anything that way.
nice try with the cornering question. But your question makes no sense to ask at this time. The offseason is far from over. Might as well have asked that question during the World Series and held Cherington accountable.
Last offseason, he had little room to maneuver, like it or not. This offseason, outside of one Marlins Jays trade, not much has been done anywhere except a few guys returning to last season's clubs. And of course a ltitany of complaints from fans who think the roster should be in place by now. The mere fact that you ask that question so early in the offseason shows you hjave no intention of gving this offseason a chance, and you have already made up your mind that every move Cherington makes will be a bad one.
You used to be above that sort of behavior. Slow down and wait the offseason out, and quit pouting over Valentine. Isn't it amazing you condemn Farrell but seem to think Valentine deserves a free pass for everything?
Hey, maybe that is my answer to your question on how Cherington made the Sox better - he fired Valentine. Now you see why you might have beeen better off waiting at least until after the Winter Meetings...