posted at 8/26/2012 1:18 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Justification
[QUOTE]Here is the real justification: Even with these departed guys, we were still a subpar under .500 team & not even going to make the wild card. Would Ortiz returning make the difference...don't think so...and he's hurt again. Was the Fairy going to wave her magic wand & change things so we'd suddenly compete in 2013. We had no money to go after anybody to make us better not that what we picked up from LA is the answer either. It just seemed we had no chemistry...no real clutch hitting, pitching and hitting were erratic, pitch well, no runs, hit well, lousy pitching etc. So, a change, drastic yes, but it needed be made & we might even clean house some more. Last night was another example of our team's misfortune...9 runs 20 hits and KC gets 10 runs with 6 fewer hits, 14 ! Sort of story of our season. I say kick the can down the road & build ala Tampa Bay with young, injury free, energetic, enthusiatic non costly prospects.
So, instead of watching MLB stars for a few years, like in football, I enjoy watching college teams/ players. Heck, I've enjoyed watching the Little League World Series.
Posted by SFBostonFan[/QUOTE]
My sentiments exactly. But the big question is, will the fan base go along with the time frame it takes to build a team it this manner?
Can Red Sox Nation suck up two or three years of mediocre Baseball? This is a division where your expected (if you’re the Red Sox) to keep up with the Yankees at any cost.
Theoretically building this team with home grown prospects and value players is a very smart approach, but again…this is Boston and judging from the resent past (post 07) Smart Baseball isn’t the path this organization has taken.
Ben said in the press conference yesterday that this team has lost it’s way…he’s right.
It’s time Ben straps on a pair and stops living in the shadow of Theo and starts doing the job he’s paid for. If this contract dump was entirely Ben’s idea (we’ll probably never know for sure) , then it’s a great start. Now come out publicly and tell the fans and the media and the rest of Baseball that this is the start of a rebuilding process for The Red Sox and we have a game plan and we’re not going to stray from that plan….and don’t.
Ben need’s to take control of this team if anyone is ever going to take him seriously, Ben doesn’t need to be Theo, he need’s to be better then Theo, much better.
He need’s to stand up to the fan’s and be as blunt as possible and tell us, this is the way this team is going to be for awhile, hopefully better then mediocre, but probably not much.
I could live with that kind of honesty and I think the majority of Red Sox Nation would probably find honesty from this organization some what refreshing.