Re: Nevermind signing a closer...
posted at 12/3/2011 8:08 PM EST
In Response to Re: Nevermind signing a closer...
[QUOTE]In Response to Nevermind signing a closer... : I hope your wrong, but all signs seem like the Sox are going to go cheap in filling out bull-pen, throwing a bunch of garbage against the wall hoping some of it sticks. They can get away with that during regular season, but teams need a deep bull-pen filled with power arms for post-season success.
Posted by attic-dan[/QUOTE]
Well, assuming Bard/Aceves WILL be the 8/9 guys, teams don't spend big money on 7th, or long relief guys, so that's fine. In fact, that's where they got KILLED last year, they had nobody between the starters and Bard of any consistency or worth besides when Aceves was doing it. I WANT them to sign 4-6 guys to legitimately compete for about 2 spots, and I would expect each of them to be in the $2mil ballpark. I really don't see a problem with that.
If, however, they don't sign a closer, don't add any bullpen help, AND don't sign a starter, then I will have serious concerns and expect another 88-90 wins, as has been the case the past 2 years.
They missed the boat...well, they missed the 3 BOATS worth catching as far as closers are concerned. Don't go all "Lackey" now and just overpay for the best available, regardless of how good he actually is, and negating how he may fit. Really, the guy said "Boston. I f****** HATE pitching here!" and they give him 5 years and $82 million. Henry must have won the lottery or something because he's surrounds himself with idiots and continues to follow their advice, herego...
I wish they'd sell the team, they made their money, they'll make a tidy profit, sell and move on.