In response to HankukSox's comment:
In response to redsoxpride34's comment:
cheringtons offseason moves aside from napoli and uehara are not looking very good at this point. dempster's era is near 5 and he is just getting worse and worse, drew is barey hitting his weight (definitely not worth 10 mill), victorino is constantly injured and is now on the DL again (believe he was on it earlier in the year) and hanrahan is done for the season. while napoli's rbi numbers and extra base hits numbers are good, his average and strikeouts are not. and his defense at 1st is average at best.
I think at this point you have to give a bit of a flier on Drew and Victorino. Still early, and to be honest... I had to watch the game on MLB Gamecast the other day, and looking at the overall BAs of the Sox, it was dismal. Let's hope a lot of them pick it up. As for Victorino, a concussion is one of those things. Gotta be careful with it, because, it can, and probably will effect other aspects of your motor skills.
Hanrahan is done. And I didn't like that pick up to begn with, so I don't really care.
Back on track though. Dempster has had some good days, and some bad. Let's give him some time. He's coming to the AL. It's still early, and batters still have a bit of an advanage. Am I saying he will turn it around? Heck if I know, but I am not exactly ready to jump on now. I hope Lester and Clay don't get smacked around this year, but that is expected of them. From a guy who's basically a whatever 3-5 spot (seeing as the Sox have no defined positions really for 3-5), he is simply going to get smashed sometime. Let's hope he figures out how to get around it. He's a veteran, he's survived rough times, he can probably do it again. What you guys seem to forget is that he has had some very decent games before now (and THIS YEAR..... before some wise-arse tries to make it seem like I am referring to other years). So... Take deep breaths and give it some time.
Victorino is on the DL with a hamstring. Is his brain in his leg?