In response to couldnotkeepmyplan's comment:
Softy completely mis-read the Sox success in the playoffs.According to him Detroit was going to steam roll Boston, and when that never happened the Cards would prevail.
False. Softlaw guaranteed the Red Sox would beat the Rays, and then called the ALCS a tossup because MIggy wasn't healthy. Of course, it took incompetence from the now fired Leyland, and Middlebrooks game 2 double, to start the chain of events that rescured an overmatched Red Sox team.
As for Salty, he is in fact a backup profile, which is why his market interest is weak. Two years and 20 to 25M is based on Salty as a split time catcher and first baseman and 2015 rotating C/DH/1B. If Morales is availabe at 3 or 4 years and base 14, I would not resign Salty. I would sign AJ.
The resident stooge talks about unloading a bunch of money to resign Napoli, which is consistent with his approach to hand out big long term contracts to old has-beens like former Twins and Mets pitcher Santana.
We all agree that Ellsbury is a joke for a long term massive contract. I'm glad that Red Sox fans are happy to see him chase his overpayments elsewhere.
I'm worried that the embarrassing act of S. Drew will take the QO.
You mean the stooge who wanted us to sign VMart, trade for Soriano and his huge contract and pay big for Jeremy Guthrie?
Oh.... that stooge.