posted at 11/11/2012 12:24 PM EST
In response to parhunter55's comment:
Are you serious? What do you know of his personality? Are you best buds?
And where in my post did I say you you don't take a guy's personality into account in determining his "makeup." I am just suggesting, rightly so, that the Sox have been horrible at assessing "makeup" and finding guys who blend well and fit together. Theo hit magic back in 2004, but most of his recent signings were awful fits, at least if you believe the collapse was more about clubhouse chemistry than talent (and I do).
And when did I suggest giving Grienke 140 million? Look at my first post.
My point is, and will remain (and I am quite serious), that people here are assessing a guy that they do not know, based on a presumption of mental illness they do not understand, without giving any credit to the idea that maybe Grienke is the one who would best be fit to make the decision as to whether he would/could play in Boston, rather than assume and never even pursue the idea.
You posted, "Greinke's makeup is fine." It's far from "fine." In his own words, "he isn't comfortable around people and autograph seekers and media types annoy him." That was playing in KC and Milwaukee! Do you really think there is any chance at all, that a GM who puts an emphasis on "makeup" is going to consider giving a "Crawford deal" to a guy like Greinke, especially, as you mentioned, after their recent failures in assessing "fits" on this team?
No, you didn't say pay him "140 million," but that's the neighborhood you need be in if you want to be in on him and there is no way the Sox go there for a guy like that, and again, why would Greinke ever consider Boston, when he'll get that money in a much more relaxed environments in LA with both teams and Texas?
Again, signing Greinke has been beat to death on this board, despite the fact that there is no chance of it happening...