Re: what do you think of stanton?
posted at 11/7/2013 3:53 PM EST
In response to seannybboi's comment:
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
This reminds me of the threads about Adrian Gonzalez.
Everbody was drooling over this guy, was willing to give up the farm for the guy who would be gold glove, MVP , maybe even win the triple crown!!! ( and they had him as starting All Star before he even stepped in the batter's box at Fenway).
All I can say is: Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it.
I cautioned people about getting too excited about Gonzalez before he ever played a single game in a Red Sox uniform ( although I actually liked the deal, liked the player and was fairly certain he would do well).
Sometimes fans get too excited over one guy. Remember it's a team sport. After this season we should understand that more than we have in the past.
Some people never learn.
You are saying AGon sucked while with the Red Sox? Think again. His 2 yr stint with the Red Sox was his career best as a hitter. Don't say his HR numbers were down. Yea. some people never learn that HR numbers don't speak for players' offense.
I didn't say his was "bad." or that he didn't play well.
Just that he was already in the Red Sox Hall Of Fame ( in some people's minds) before he played a regular season game.
I liked him and thought he was very talented.
But the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts, as they say.
The Red Sox with Beckett, Gonzalez, Crawford, Ellsbury, Pedroia, Lester and Ortiz was not as good as the Red Sox with Gomes, Napoli, Victornio, Lester , Pedroia, Ortiz ,Ellsbury, Uehara, Tazawa, Breslow, etc.
I would hate to send away players who might make this a "team effort" like 2013 was , in favor of having a guy who may be MVP , WHILE THE TEAM FINISHES IN THIRD PLACE. With the big names gone, Cherry was able to sign some grinders with the money he saved and the team prevailed. Do you really want to go backwards form here?