Re: Gomes - Sox agree on 2-year 10 mil deal
posted at 11/22/2012 12:57 PM EST
In response to georom4's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
In response to georom4's comment:
ben is useless - he is afraid to sign a star player so he dumpster dives and lets the bootlicker brigades make excuses for him with their usual nonsense about clubhouse guys, dirt dogs, and good values.....
we need pitchers who can step up and dominate, not journeymen players who make no difference to the bottom line of a team that won just 69 games.....
the fact that he dawdled on papi and signed Gomes and not Ross (who was a proven fenway commodity) to save 3 mil a year is infuriating....
the good news is that after 2013, ben will be with valentine in the unemployment line
you do realize that you were completely wrong about the Papi signing, since the two sides agreed to a higher deal than the one you were complaining about Ben not offering? You wanted them to just settle on the 2yr/$25mill, but they settled on 2yr/$26mill. Most people would see this as evidence that Papi wanted more than the initial reported offer.
You also might have noticed that very few marquee free agents sign before the Winter Meetings in December. Agents did not get to be where they are by advising clients to sign the first offer they receive. Even outlandish offers often get opportunities to be matched. After all, who is thebiggest free agent name so far this offseason who has not re-signed with his team from last year?
And most of Cherington's defenders are not really not defending Cherington, as you clealy have not noticed. They are attacking the Whiny Contingency such as yourself who want everything donw NOW, despite seeing X amount of prior offseasons and knowing very few rosters are wrapped up before Thanksgiving. I have no opinion of Cgherington just yet, but I do have opinions about the Veruca Sat Brigade of RSN
the fact that you have no opinion of ben is proof that youre raising the white flag in regards to Ben....what part of 2012's GM moves did you think were helpful? Under his leadership the Sox had their worst season since before the moon landing...his decision to allow paps to walk and trade reddick for bailey? melancon? trade the eventual mvp of the world series champs for a guy who has since been dumped for a last place manager and then traded again....theo compensation???? dont forget getting rid of our best long reliever for a one inning set up guy...and oh yea, the bard experiment....hiring valentine then undermining him with his own coaches and supporting players revolting????
youre better off saying i think ben has been bad and hope he learns from his errors...but to have no opinion? that is amusing
Scutaro was traded for Mortenson, not Aviles. I suppose when you re-write the moves it does build a better case. And while Scutaro did win World Series MVP, were you also mourning Renteria, who won it in 2010?
Last off-season, the team was hamstrung by budget limitations. That really does impact the off-season. Most people get it. This year, the off-season has barely begun.
And while Reddick did fluorish while Bailey struggled, I do not think that was a bad deal. No one could have foretold that opwer surge from Reddick; quit pretending it was inevitable.
It is odd now fans are sad to lose Reddick and Papebon. Papelbon had more critics from the moment Bard appearsed, and everyone wanted hm gone. Reddick was declared a bust last August by the overwhleming majority of the Veruca Salt-ers. But hey, that was THEN, right?
And by the way, criticizing the move of Reddick for Bailey does officially make you a hypocrite, since you have been calling all offseason for the team to move some prospects for a bigger name player. Apparently you only want them to make those moves so you can criticize them later...