Re: Welcome K-Mart shoppers....to the 2013 version of the Boston Redsox.
posted at 12/15/2012 3:17 PM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
The Sox got some of the better players in FA this year. It wasnt a great FA class this year. Sanchez wanted to stay in Detroit, Hamilton was getting his 5-6 years from someone and Grienke wasnt even a consideration. BJ Upton got 15M per for 5 years? Really? Id rather have the deals we made than that one the Braves made...
Not too many difference makers this year that was a good fit with the Sox. Seems some in RSN have become a bit entitled.
Almost everyone agrees that this was a very weak FA class, and this was the "better players", as you called them, we got (according to MLBtraderumors):
So, basically we paid almost $50M a year and didn't even get a top 11 FA from a weak class.
(Side note: I would argue that SV shouldn't have been rated #12 either, but onec you get past Kuroda at #9, it's pretty much a free-for-all.)
These guys seem to be a good fit one way or another for the Sox. Some guys already had their hearts set on playing somewhere other than Boston. Hunter, Haren, Sanchez, Grienke etc...
If anyone expected this team to be fully retooled in just one offseason, they were only fooling themselves. Theres only so much a team can do with whats available and what fits into their long term goals. They arent just playing for next year anymore.
You may not like the players they got, but realistically, there wasnt much out there without giving up the farm or handcuffing themselves with more long term deal that had loads of question marks.
Its not over yet. There are still more moves to come.