In response to Alibiike's comment:
....that Cherington has made since he has been GM, that has actually helped this team get better. The only one that most of you will cite is Cody Ross. If that is the case, why wasn't he re-signed?
After jettising Becket, Crawford and Agon, everyone assumed he had the payroll to acquire some good young talent to rebuild this team. Instead he goes out and gets a bunch of old guys, only one of which has had a decent career, but age is catching up to him. Not only that, but he way overpaid for these guys.
He never addressed the real problem which is the SP. There were several FA starters that were far better than Dempster but that is who he wanted all along. This GM is using his crystal ball to assemble a team to put on the field in 2017. He covets prospects like there will never be any more of them, hoping to be able to use them in two or three years. Unfortunately, two or three years never comes.
You understate the Dodger trade immensely, undoutedly on purpose. The Sox did acquirr 2very highly regardedyoung ppitchers in that deal. Or do you only cite Keith Laws opinion when he pans Sox moves?
Crazy thouht! Maybe Cherington knows about de la Rosa and Webster and considers thpitchers.