Re: New Manager Musical Chair Seat Honeymoon is Fools Gold
posted at 10/24/2012 2:13 AM EDT
In response to seabeachfred's comment:
In response to Soxdog67's comment:
In response to TrotterNixon's comment:
The real issue is the incompetent GM's office. So far, the players are partying over grandpa "great respect with players" Farrell. In the end, it's the player movement and retention decisions that will determine if the Red Sox continue to be the most embarrassing assemblage of near billion dollar cost indolent Big Labor in baseball history. Farrell is competent to be a MB manager, but Cherry is not competent to be a MLB GM.
It seems to be a big sport to gang up on Trotter-Softlaw nowadays, but I can see a lot of what he says. Cherington is a lousy GM, weak, risk averse, takes eons to make a decision, and just see the trash he stuck us with this past season should give all of us pause to see that this guy might not be up for the job. To me he is just that---a lemon. Look at that big trade with the Dodgers. It was the GM's job to engineer such a trade but we now know it was ownership that did the honors. In the Farrell negotiations it was the owner who decided to go along with the compensation. In two critical events Cherington has little or nothing to do with them. That to me is not a credible GM. OK, many of you want to give him a chance to rectify his miserable first season at the helm, but don't be surprised if many of you are disappointed at the results.
In big deals such as the august trade and the farrell deal, the owners, no matter what team, would have to start that processs, but the GM finishes off the deal. The GM negotiates the players involved once the owners give the OK for the deal to happen.
To judge BC on an obviously screwed up year throughout the organization is not realistic.
You will see what having financial flexability, a manager that everyone endorses and proper chain of command throughout the organization will do. BC will, and should, be judged on what happens in 2013. Not the 2012 mess of a season.