Re: Cody Ross
posted at 11/4/2012 5:39 PM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to MadMc44's comment:
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
Put those three guys on the back burner. Cherington has to get off his lazy azz and sign Cody Ross---which I think he is going to blow sky high because of his slo-mo gait and his notorious ris aversion. Then when Ross goes elsewhere he will sign an outfielder who is not as good or as young or has the power of Cody. We've seen this stuff before.
Who are the three guys???????
That's the credo of the complainers.
1-Mention a reference no one understands.
2-Do not, under any circumstances, discuss what the offer is. That way, you can't be wrong. Fred wants us to sign him, but doesn't say whether he wants is to give him $10M per, or $3M per, and whether he wants a 4-year contract or a one-year.
3-Act as if the guy is a unique talent. He's a product of Fenway Park, and most likely, a platoon player. If he is looking for $3M again, I'm cool with that.
Hard to give a figure Joe when there hasn't been an offer even made. Yes, I would resign him to a three year contract at $9 or 10 million a year. We have the money now and there is no excse for not spending some of it. If we can give $25 million for a 37 year old who is a near cripple with his achilles, shoulder, wrist and leg injuries, then we can give such a contract as I suggested to a player who is younger, healthier and has longer in the game, and who can play a defensive position with some aplomb.
No surprise, though, coming from you my friend. You always seem to take the party line and support what the front office does. That wouldn't be half bad if we had a front office that was capable and not dysfuntional and inept. Unfortunately ours in both.