Re: Justin Masterson is 3-0
posted at 4/16/2011 11:44 AM EDT
In Response to Justin Masterson is 3-0
[QUOTE]Well , first I am not what all the egalitarians in this board call a troll. I have been a Red Sox fan since 1954 . This current team is playing like the German Battleship , The Bismarck. The Bismarck was sunk because it had no rudder, the Sox have no rudder. They are going nowhere, they have a target on their backs. They sign players after career years to benchmark contracts. They trade away young players with great potential , for names , coming off career years, for money to large for the common man to comprehend. Case in point, Justin Masterson he has 50% more wins then the Boston Red Sox for 2011. This is a quality young man , with a awesome sinker, who was traded to The Indians in the VMART deal. That being the VMART who hit .300 last year knocked in 80 runs was a class guy. Question: If they really liked VMART , and he hit what he was supposed to, and you gave up good prospects for him, why wouldn't you sign him long term? Lackey, the out of the blue, signing of Carl Crawford for $142 million, the signing of the washed up Mike Cameron, Saltamacchia who can't hit his weight and never has. AGON is hitting .240 and has one homer, yet they sign him for $154 million, a JOKE. Theo or whoever is driving the bus, has lost the plot totally. The team has the same look as a deer has in the dark when he stares at the headlights of an approaching car. LOST. The Yanks were ridiculed for years about they way they tried to buy a pennant, the money they spent. The Red Sox throw the money around like its 1923 Deutschmarks. What do they have to show for it ? The worst record in Major League baseball. They could have signed Johnny Damon, who has won three games for the Rays for 5 million, he's too old I guess, but wait they signed Cameron for 15 million when he was 37 a year older than Damon. Instead they back up the Brinks truck and sign CC who can't hit lefties , unless they are pitching in a Boston uniform. I hope Masterson wins 20 games for the Indians, they finish 15 games ahead of the Red Sox. Because that is the only way Henry will see the light and fire Epstein. He is an idiot. I know the two pennants and all, but please, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometime.
Posted by aussiewill[/QUOTE]
We can celebrate Justin's good beginning. Good for him.
It gives him and the Tribe hope he does some better than 6-13 of last season.
And we can enjoy his success as a friend and former Sox.
But you really need to know that VMart was a rental, as was Beltre. Neither was going to fit in to long term plans here.
VMart liked Detroit better. The offer for sure, but fellow countrymen on the team made the atmosphere appealling to him.
Beltre was signed as a stop gap ... AGone was hopefully coming and Beltre would not accept a lesser contract after his season.
Your early season whining about Adrian and Carl are just that, short sighted complaints about a season with 162 games in it. Give the guys a chance before you throw them under the bus. A REAL chance for God's sake.
For your complaints about Adrian and Carl ... and Lackey ... if you applied the same logic to Justin Masterson last year as an Indian's fan, you'd be screaming what an idiot move. (Oh, btw, they WERE in Cleveland ... but now you see the high side ... a season later. How about giving these guys a season plus before you die over them. Lackey has been more than a season, but I am really talking about Adrian and Carl.
6-13 stinks. But you pick up the good ...
Give these guys a chance to get past their "6-13" .....