Re: 39 million to 5 million?????
posted at 1/20/2013 12:32 AM EST
In response to georom4's comment:
this is making me laugh...i guess some are claiming that contracts are torn up and reduced by 90% all the time....
i can count the number on one hand in the past five years who didnt pass the physical...it is quite rare...
any argument to save ben some embarrassment regarding his GM acumen i guess...
So wait - let's recap.
When Napoli was signed, the contracts was too long. During the ensuing weeks, georom repeatedly stated Napoli was a bad deal when the inferior Adam LaRoche could be had for less.
Now, it turns out, Napoli cost less han LaRoche in terms if salalry, years, draft picks and draft pick budget. Still, georom does not approve based upon health issues that he knows about, but were clearly missed by the Red Sox medical staff that discovered the problems that lead to this whole scenario.
And now, because the Sox got the guy they wanted for less money and years than Plan B, Cherington is apparently clueless because georom has found taking wrath to non-players is one way to avoid mea cuplas when players actually, you know, perform.
See, folks, now if Napoli has a good year, georom will not have to admit he is wrong. "No, no, I was never against Napoli (he was). It was Cherington that I didn't like."
Confusd yet? Need a program? Well, it si easier than you think. no matter what goes on with the Sox, georom will find a way to publicly speak out against it, usually for no other reason than that he thinks disagreement makes him look smarter (it doesn't). and we all know on the ridiulously small off chance the Sox are 1 of 29 teams that do not win the 2013 World Series, georom will be at the forefront, proclaiming he knew this all along, it was inevitable, and it was brought about by Cherington's incompetence.
At which point, I will be pointing out the season had by Adam LaRoche as a reminder for humility.