In response to georom4's comment:
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
Folks hindsight is 20/20 as we all know. Besides dumping salary the other eason was Scutaro was 35 and the 10 ranked SS in the AL. He11 many here hated him as the RS SS because he was a defensive liability.
He was replaced by a younger guy (Aviles) who it was thought was a better option. Then you also have the fact that with the team as constituted at the time he would not get a lot of playing time.
They had Youk at 3rd with Middleboorks right behind him.
They has Pedroia at 2nd and we all know he plays through everything.
They had Iggy coming along as well as Ciracio.
It also as stated allowed them to get Ross.
Yes the season worked out not as designed but going back wards and now saying it was a dumb move is just wrong.
So yes he was a great guy but circumstances were such that it was best for the team and himself to move him.
I'm always amazed by RS fans who say something was wrong a year later.
I'll tell you what was wrong and I said it at the time not signing Paps was wrong and I also said it would hurt them for at least 5 yrs. I also said making Bard and Aceves starters was wrong since it meant rebuilding their whole BP which was truly dumb.
youre the won making nonsense up...no one was thinking of aviles as a ss, or even knew who pedro c or middlebrooks were let alone as potential starters in 2012...scutaro was the hardest working player in 2011 with the biggest heart..and did darn well in 2010...to get rid of him to start a guy who never started as SS and who was traded a yr later obviously means it was a failed experiment...
Dont speak for me. I knew Aviles would be the SS once Scoot left. If you remember he filled in for scoot a few times the year before when his shoulder was hurt. I surely knew who Middlebrooks was. Your hindsight is in perfect working order these days Geo. If Scoot was on, say, The Braves...Would you be in full hindsight view right now? Ill answer that...No.
What dont you understand about Scoot not being able to play an acceptable SS anymore? He wouldnt have changed anything this year and wouldve been dealt at the deadline anyway.