In response to ANONMD08's comment:
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
Seriously is there anything the RS can do that will make Softy and T happy?
Theyhave not traded any prospects yet, they have added two of the better FA on the market this year. The contracts are better than what others have signed for similar and lesser players. they have positioned themselves to make a trade with the extra catchers and now Ellsbury.
All of the OF available were 30+ except three one is a head case Young the other never heard of him the other Melkey. So based upon the age and comments the RS. Should not sign any of them. However if you look at the list SV was one of the better ones and better than Upton. Who in his career has had two good stretches both at the end of the 2012 and 2008 years. If you look at the list of FA 90% are over 30 so they are all on the downside of their careers according to some.
Then if you look at pitching Sanchez is the youngest available and outside of Grenkie the best available.
So after all is said I believe the RS have done the best they could so far and are not done yet.
I agree with you Jim. Napoli has always been a Red Sox killer. Even though he had a down year he is tailor made for Fenway Park. Victorino gives the Red Sox some versatility in the outfield. What were the sox supposed to do? Wait on Brentz and Bradley for this year? I don't know why because someone is 30+ that makes them over the hill. At least these contracts aren't killing the Red Sox for 6 and 7 years. nowhere to go but up and hopefully that 69 win season was just an abberation. Still need another pitcher. I want to give Lester the benefit of the doubt for a bad year and give Lackey another shot after his surgery. I don't understand why people are crying and it's still 2 months away from the start of spring training.
Because thats just what they do here.
They were complaining because BC didnt have a full team by Thanksgiving and now they wont be happy with any of the FA signings.
BJ Upton set the market for OF'ers pretty high with his 15M per, 5 yr deal. The Tribe offered SV 4/44, so the sox basically overpaid by 2M to get it to 3 years. This might be a set up for an Ells trade now that they have a real CF who can step in and play.