Re: Justin Upton on the block, expected to be moved, should the sox trigger a deal for him?
posted at 11/16/2012 11:54 PM EST
In fact, Hernandez was a one year market 3 to 4M, that winter. You were pining for Varitek, for 2011.
Your list is prevarication, and really bad.
You cleaarly stated you wanted RamHern last winter. After he signed with the Rockies you went on and on and on about how we missed the boat. We tried to tell you he was no longer a good fielding catcher, but you clung to your position as always, no matter what happens.
Stop your blatant lies and 'fess up.
Now, le'ts turn to your decision to offer Tim Wakefield 2M for 2012.
I have never denied I wanted Wake back, but if you want to keep going on and on about it, go ahead. My offer was not for a base of $2M, but with incentives, he could have reached that. Your lies about my offer are comical. Recently you said I stopped down to $750K at the end. I never went below $1M. You can't even get your lies conforming to the same thing anymore.
I was for Bard and limited 2012 innings total, which they ignored. Cook looked great, compared to Tim Wastefield.
Yeah, they gave Bard too many innings. That was the problem.
Wake could have pitched better left-handed than Bard and Cook combined. Too bad we traded Weiland too, huh? Wish we had signed Wang, or Oswalt, or Bedard, or...
The notion that you "pay what the market says for FA" is why the Red Sox have spent nearly a billion for embarrassing big labor results for nearly a half a decade.
Inventing another strawman, are you now?
My offer for J. Upton, long ago, would close the deal.
In your dreams. They don't want Ellsbury. Get over that obsession first, and maybe you can inch back to a sliver of credibility.
In the meantime, every year you go on this pipe dreams about "a good #1 or #2". It was Santana, now it's Anderson. You are so out to lunch you keep seeking these 2nd rate pitchers, see Lackey, and then can't understand why the budget is busted and these guys coast and perform like bums on the new lawn.
I never pined for Lackey. I was shocked when we got him for $85M, and agreed with you at the time (that alone should have made me rethink my position back then) that he was the best we could get at the time, and the injury clause helped.
The Red Sox don't understand that the starting pitcher market is almost like clockwork when it comes to lousy 2nd rate pitchers who need the cover of the NL or west coast death valley parks. They are incompetent, failing to develop pitching and reserving big contracts for 1st rate young pitchers which are rare.
You really believe that no quality pitcher can ever come our of NL or Left Coast. Your narrow-mindedness is silly and absurd. Brett Anderson will prove you wrong once again- just like Gio, Cody, Salty, Jacoby, and countless others.
They don't understand value and fit in the market they are in.
They understand a heck of a lot more than you, clown.