Re: Red Sox Offseason Moves and Possible Moves to Come
posted at 12/14/2012 11:00 AM EST
In response to ADG's comment:
Let me recap the moves the Red Sox have made this offseason:
1. Johnny Gomes - Good addition to the team but at $5M per season when he was making $1M last year? They could have gotten him for something in $2-3M per year.
2. Mike Napoli - Overpaid and now all the physical question marks, including the hip.
3. Shane Victorino - Overpaid significantly to the tune of $13M per year. Why?
4. Ryan Dempster - In negotiations, after Dempster and his agent rejected the Red Sox offer of $25/2. Why do they want a guy who has shown he was ineffective in AL, will be 36 years old during the 1st year of the contract, was a tool for not accepting a trade by the Cubs to the Braves last year, and lastly are upping the ante.
With the team not going anywhere in 2013, and youth on the way, why why why?
This is another Red Sox PR move by Lucchino to "show the fans that we are spending money and have a payroll to support the highest ticket prices in baseball".
This is like I said to Bill, you can't make up your own reality. For example, you don't have the foggiest idea of what Gomes' offers were, unless you're his agent. If you're his agent, I apologize.
IRT Dempster, you claim he is ineffective in the AL. He was 9-4 with a 4.30 against AL teams. His ERA in Arlington, a hitters' park, was 4.88. And most of the damage came in just two games after the trade, surrendering 8 to LA and NY. After that, he had a 4.01 ERA.
I don't disagree that it was a lot of money for someone who might be league-average of slightly better, but he should be okay.