Re: sawx still want more in theo compensation.
posted at 3/30/2012 7:27 PM EDT
Theo was probably on his way out regardless, lets take our two WS and be thankful. Theo had his success with trades and building the farm but killed us with FA's. He has his work cut out in Chicago, lets see what he can do there.
2003: Keith Foulke, three years/$20.5 million. (Helped stabilize the closer position for a couple years.
2004: Edgar R, four years/$40 million. (Bought out after one dismal season for an additional $12 million. Renteria played in Boston for one year for $22 million.
2005: Julio L, four years/$36 million. (Hit .251 in three seasons. Part of the revolving door for Red Sox shortstops since Epstein traded Nomar.
2005: Matt Clement, three years/$25 million. Played two seasons with a 5.09 ERA. One decent season but got shelled in his only PS start here. His weakness for big game pitching started long before the hit in the head. Just ask Cub fans.
2006: Coco, three years/$15.5 million, who was ultimately replaced by the emerging Ellsbury.
2007: Dice K., six years/$52 million, plus a $52 million posting fee that did not count against payroll. (Won 2007 World Series. A .620 career winning percentage. Hasn't pitched 170 innings in a season since debuting in 2007. Has averaged five wins over the last three seasons.)
2007: JD Drew, five years/$70 million. (Average season in Boston: 121 games, .264 average, 16 HR, 57 RBI.)
2010: John Lackey, five years,/$82.5 million. (A 26-23 record, 5.26 ERA, 375 IP, 436 hits so far.)
2010: Mr. Cameron, two years/$15.5 million. (A .219 average in 81 games over two seasons. Traded in July of this year. The team moved Ellsbury out of center field upon acquiring Cameron.)
2010: Adrian Beltre, one year/$10 million. (.321 AVG, 49 2B, 28 HR, 102 RBI, All-Star.) The one guy who actually gave us a nice return
2011: Carl Crawford, seven years/$142 million. (Dismal first season in Boston, but too early to pass judgment.)
Bobby Jenks and so on?