Re: thats what the sox need.an old pitcher.
posted at 12/10/2012 2:06 PM EST
In response to Michaelkayn's comment:
In response to mef429's comment:
In response to soxyjim's comment:
this team should never sign a free agent over 30 yrs old and dempster
is 35.this team might not be any better than last year.i dont see any
greatness in the people they signed yet and i dont think we will.
most players do not hit FA until they are 30...or really close to it. so unless you are planning on not using FA to bolster your team your going to have to live with it. age is just a number. jeter is 45 and still playing at a HoF level. papi is close to 40 and still putting up fantastic numbers.. just because you are older doesn't mean you are useless or in decline. talent is talent regardless of age.
I really hope that "Jeter is 45" comment was a joke, hes 38 years old...
I agree that the sox are moving in the wrong direction, overpaying for old players coming off bad seasons is just not going to fix this team. and dempster, though a fine pitch in the NL would be a disaster in the AL East, at this point I'm not sure the team is any better now then they where last year, I was all for trading away the payroll of AGon, crawford and beckett, but replacing them with older inferior talent and overpaying to boot? dont think so...
yes it was a joke. hyperbole. hard to knock him any other way than calling him old man rivers (or OMAR for short).
i don't think dempster is a good idea either but we are looking to bridge to our prospects and giving out long deals is not the best way to go about that. its not only about building a competitive team for the present. its about changing the clubhouse culture from last year (which was horrendous. the worse clubhouse atmosphere i've ever seen) which is growing in importance the closer we get to the arrival of the next generation of redsox. we are going after hard working guys who will (hopefully) mesh and create an environment that will help our prospects thrive. look at doobie in 2012.. harping at the umpires like the rest of the staff.. is that what you want your rookies coming into the league and thinking thats ok? do you want your rookies coming into the league and sending text messages to upper management about the manager? hell no! they are creating a hard working mentality that will transfer to our prospects when they arrive.