Re: Calm down, please...... In Ben I trust .........
posted at 11/15/2012 11:43 AM EST
In response to ThefourBs' comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
Every player that is mentioned, someone will find a reason not to sign him. Papelbon: Too much money for a closer. Hamilton: Drug issues. Greinke: Anxiety , can't pitch in Boston. Reyes: Hamstring problems. Johnson: Hot and cold. Hunter: Too old. Sanchez: Not that good for the price. So forth and so on. Then they say it is not a good year for free agents. Asian pitcher: no good, we got burned with DiceK. Even our own guys. Ortiz: Too old, breaking down. Ellsbury: Injury prone plus Boras. Ross: Wants too much. The so called positive fans are actually the most negative. Always finding an excuse to do nothing. God forbid we make another mistake. Let's be patient and wait for our " kids " to come up and save the day. Well , if that is the master plan, be prepared for a long drought.
I thought they would and should resign paps. Id take Hamilton at no more than 4 years at a higher annual salary, for obvious reasons. Grienke, No. I wanted Hunter, Sanchez would be nice too. I was all for signing Papi, never called Ells injury prone. Ross DOES want too much, but still willing to give him a 3/18 deal.
So apparently you shouldnt throw a blanket over some of us that are just being level-headed.
Oh, and I cant wait to see how some of our prospects handle the big time in Boston. I think most of us are. Im certainly not relying on them to take us to the promise land though. thats not realistic.
Yup, I'd be thrilled if the Sox signed Hamilton for 25 mil/3 years.
He's not going to be productive for all of a 5 year deal.
I wouldn't trust Greinke for more than 2 years.
Unfortunately, there will be other teams willing to give them both longer contracts.
One of the big mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past few years has been signings players ill suited by either character or temperment to playing in Boston. I haven't heard a single Boston sport writer who thinks either Greinke or Hamilton have the character or temperment to paly in Boston. Most if not all have written against such a signing. If i am wrong then someone pleasae entighten me.