Re: aviles traded agian....
posted at 11/5/2012 4:16 AM EST
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
In response to devildavid's comment:
In response to SindarinEribor's comment:
To get Farrell out of his contract, Toronto demanded compensation. Precedent and MLB sanctioned this. It was therefore mandatory that we compensate Toronto with a player. It goes with the territory. Standard Operating Procedure.
The Red Sox did not need to hire Farrell. There were other qualified candidates available who did not require compensation to hire. IMO, it was not worth any player to get Farrell. Players should be used to acquire other players, not managers. I understand why it was done that way; I disagree with the move in principle.
This was the first Red Sox board I signed up on (Feb, 2005) and I'm amazed at how this place has changed. Sad to say it but we have gotten a large number of pollyannas and apologists who do nothing but make excuses for the front office's ineptness, dysfunction, and general stupidity. Hiring Farrell was stupid IMO because it not only cost us a player, and whether he was a solid one or not is besides the point. We hired a manager who flopped big time in Toronto and left the club worse off than when he inherited it. As far as Aviles was concerned I would much rather have him as a possible utility infielder next season that that miserable Dodger reject DeJesus.
And then you went with your pal Zac to a board he created on a Sox site to turn that into a Sox/Yankee site to get rid of all the Sox fans there who didn't hate the Sox and love the Yankees? And your opinion now is there are pollyannas and apologists i.e. Sox fans here who love the Sox?
I sincerely wish all of Zac's pals who decided to take over a Sox site would take their crap back to the Sox site they wrecked. It would really help to get rid of all the posters from that site that still don't want Sox fans on Red Sox: On the Front Burner, which, technically belongs to them -- or at least it should.
Don't let the door hit'cha...