Re: Would you trade Bogaerts today.....
posted at 1/21/2014 3:52 AM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to slasher9's comment:
many have missed the point of my OP. i realize in the "real world" there are no guarantees. i was posing a what if this was guaranteed. as in....the Boston Red Sox are GUARANTEED to win the 2014 World Series if they trade Xander now. it is an absolute. no maybe. definitely win the World Series if you trade Xander today.
me personally?...good luck with your career Xander but i am taking the WS championship.
It's a philosophical debate, but why would anyone want something guaranteed?
Isn't there more enjoyment in the struggle to win?
Or taken to the next level, wouldn't you want to win with the guys you root for? Suppose we could trade Lester, Buchholz, Pedroia, and Papi, for four other, slightly better players, and would win a WS. Would you really want to do so? Isn't there something to the 'us v them' thing?
And isn't struggling to win a lot more rewarding than being given a win? Even before we won the WS this year, there were a lot of posters saying that this was one of their favorite seasons. Trying to guarantee things sounds too much like another team.
Great post. Take away all the struggles, the will to win in every game and the excitement that comes with it for a guaranteed win? I'm not sure I would even watch all the games. I mean, why bother? You already know the outcome. To me, while the championship would be great, it would be like a whole season without baseball -- and who would want that? :)
The 2013 improbable season was one of the best seasons I've watched. Last to First. You just couldn't believe it was happening. It's wasn't 2004, obviously nothing can top that, but it definitely gets second best honors in the "Is this really happening?" category.