Re: Stephen Drew will not accept the qualifying offer that Boston made him!
posted at 11/8/2013 8:51 AM EST
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No team has a worse record of keeping good SS's than Boston.
No team has had more busts there as well.
Players who did well before coming here, but not here.
Players that did well once they left here.
Players that did both.
Was Lugo good when we dumped him?
Did anyone really want Renteria to stick around?
Scutaro was no longer a SS when we dumped him.
You want to give Farrell back to Toronto for Aviles?
Lowrie is better at 2B or 3B.
Iggy is one I wish we'd have kept, but the jury is still out on that one.
The jury has just rendered a verdict. A bad trade. A deadline panic move. We gave up a sensational young shortstop for a past his prime pitcher. The spin is that Peavy helped us win a championship. The truth is that he had little to do with it. Whatever he contributed, Workman or Doubront could have done as well or better.
You dont know that. I love when fans say "x" WOULD have happened or "could have done better" like it was going to happen. Even if likely, you dont know that. No one knows what WOULD have happened. Middlebrooks "could have done better" than Papi as DH the whole playoffs, too, right?
However what DID happen was, Iggy didnt help Detroit get past Boston, something a lot of people thought "would" happen. And, the final conglomeration of players, including Peavey, WON THE WORLD SERIES.
That's all you "know." I don't care what Peavey/Iglacias do for the rest of their careers. It was about winning, this year. Mission accomplished.
If that's the way you feel about the trade then you must also want the Sox to re-sign everyone
because that's the only thing we KNOW that worked.
Let's not give Peavy too much credit for this WS win. Three times in the PS I heard, "THIS is the game they picked him up to pitch".
In his first PO game against TBay he was that guy giving up one run in 5.2 innings, but that's where the fairy tale ended.
In his second game (against Detroit) he gave up 7 runs in 5 innings.
In his third PS start (St. Lous) he only game up 2 runs - struggling all the way - but didn't answer the bell for the bell for the 5th.
THIS is the guy we traded a potential GG SS for?? It's fair to say that with the exception of the TBay game the Sox won the WS in spite of him! Peavy even said himself that he let his team down. And now the hue and cry is, "Wait until you see what he does NEXT year!" Yuh. ok.
Th FO made a mistake for their future when they put too many eggs in one basket, beliveing that they had their SS of the future in Bogarts without having seen him play at the ML level and now they're scrambling to fill a postion they had two potential young players to fill a year ago.