Re: Papelbon worth every cent
posted at 5/2/2012 11:58 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Papelbon worth every cent
I agree. The problem is the Red Sox mindset on the closing position. The Sox feel anyone can close and still do. Remember the closer by committee. LMAO. The other thing the Sox need to realize is everyone can't play in Boston. When you have a guy who can handle Boston and has a proven track record in the AL east, you need to pay him and keep him on the team. Forget free agents like Lackey, Crawford, etc. They are not worth the money and never will be, I like the low cost guys like Ross, Aceves, etc...you can bring in a few and hit on one or two to go with your stars.
Posted by Mchampion
The fact that you set it uop this way in fact proves you do NOT remember closer by commitee.
And a few other problems with your post.
1. You prefer guys who can "handle Boston" but don't want to spend for costly free agents. Do you realize that the Sox don't have Beckett and Youkilis right now, who clearly can "handle Boston," but are not able to play and this is part of the problem.
2. Is Crawford's problem that he cannot "handle Boston"? You don't suppose the bad wrist had anything to do with it? Or is he having Boston Nerves implanted this offseason?
3. By the way, does any fan who thinks "handling Boston" is actual pressure moreso than trying to keep an MLB job in other cities actually realize that they are admitting to be part of the problem? Maybe the real problem is that Boston has too many fans who cannot handle baseball?
For example, the whole "Edgar Renteria couldn't handle Boston" myth is the most laughable. So the kid who grew up in the streets of Bogota, Columbia - a city that makes Roxbury look like the French Riviera - who struggled to get noticed, dealt with con artist agents, dealt with the pressure of rising to the top in the minors, battled to stay on an MLB roster, and once struck a walkoff hit to win the World Series - something only 4 batters in MLB history have done. Yet somehow Red Sox fans think he got ruffled in Boston because some guy wrote a bad thing about him in a newspaper in a language Renteria doesn't even speak unless he has to.
Some Sox fans need to get over themselves...