Re: Red Sox Hire Farrell
posted at 10/21/2012 3:23 PM EDT
In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:
The only thing Farrell does is bring a guy back to Boston who has a proven track record of commanding respect from Boston players, especially the pitching staff.
Sounds like a pretty damn good place to start, as the pitching will be our #1, #2, & #3 issues to be addressed by the Sox. To be more specific..... Why are pitchers with a proven track record of performance underperforming???? Again, Farrell fits the bill to address this issue.
Now, if the Sox don't aggressively go after a couple of quality pitchers to round out the SR, Farrell will not have a chance! If the Sox don't deal Lackey, he will be walking into a bad situation. Dealing Beckett was a great move in ridding this team of a huge drag on the young pitchers, but many on this board are already buying into the probability that Lackey will come back a renewed & productive #3 SP??? PLEASE!!! The little talent he ever had is long gone! His dumb arss, good old boy, keep the boys loose with your idiot personality is exactly the wrong thing this ZERO DISCIPLINE SR needs!!!!!
LACKEY MUST GO or the Sox a doomed to yet another underperforming season!
Beyond pitching, the holes in this roster are HUGE! 1st base! SS!!!! 2 OFers!!!!! an unsettled catching situation!!!!!
Not to mention a weak hitting team at this point.
Tough to imagine that all these issues get solved over the winter!
Agree with you on the Lackey issue. Lackey, along with his good old boys Beckett and Lester appeared to have been the main culprets in in the less than steller club house attitude that the Sox had at the end of 2011 and certainly 2012. If Lackey remains with the Sox his contribution attitude and performance is at best questionable. If Lackey is dumped he will go on to be a 15-20 game winner elsewhere bearing in mind past a number Red Sox moves in which players traded/dumped went on to do well with other teams. Sox are dammed if they do or don't.