Re: Horoscope = Consensus about 2013
posted at 3/30/2013 3:37 PM EDT
In response to Hetchinspete's comment:
In response to georom4's comment:
softy and moon wont admit this is that they both feel the same way about this year's signings....Moon has broken ranks and said the money spent was foolish....I guess dredging up the wakefield past is a way softy can distance himself from his nemises.....I have yet to see any poster regular predict a first place finish..and postseason predictions basically depend on the stars aligning via divisional cannibalism - sort of the baseball equivalent of the Black and Blue division nfc central...joey and I have a bet about finishing .500 or not but basically we both feel that is where we could end up give or take 3-4 games
i predict a harmonious forum in 2013 in which we chart success thru the continued rise of our younger players and not agonize over busted signings like dempster/drew
Iggy, Middlebrooks, Felix, and of course JB will soothe the savage forum beasts this year...
this is my psychic prediction
As mentioned before I don't always agree with you and many times I find you a bit hard to take with too much negativity but with the media we have to read in Boston it can be hard to be positive sometimes. As for your latest write up your pretty much dead on. I know some hate the phrase "bridge year" but that is exactly what this year and possibly 2014 will be. I can't see the current roster being much more than competitive and some of the off season signing, especially Victorino for $13mil a year were puzzling but there were some good moves as well, so as with any club if you have a love for your team your take the good with the bad and hope for a positive outcome.
I look at teams like the Brewers out here in Milwaukee with years of nothing but mostly sub 500 seasons and contrast that with the Sox record under the new ownership. The difference is night and day but again we in Boston are blessed with a very negative press corp who prey on negativity.
All that being said this clibs future looks very bright with lots of young talent ready or on the way to Boston over the next few years when most if not all of the recent signing will be gone and the core of this club will be young and hopefully be the heart of this team for a number of years. At that point of course the front office will be looking at signing a few key veteran free agents or acquisition through trades to build a balanced team.
The future does look bright but the next few years are rebuilding years which every team has to go through. Fans that refuse or deny this fact just don't live in the real world.
Cheers Hetch but a lot of us "negative posters" were clammoring for the bridge year after the 2011 fiasco and instead we got one more year of beckett...and this year it looks like ben was content to overpay for mediocre talent again but you cant deny youth in sports - it is the most powerful force of change and the sox have some to offer....i could care less if we make the playoffs or not - i dont expect to - what i do expect is the team to gain experience, purpose, and direction for the future .500 is 13 games better than last year's squad and that would be a good start...but if i dont see JB, Iggy, middlebrooks everyday, it will get ugly