Re: sox wont carry three catchers
posted at 2/4/2013 2:50 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to LR3683paw's comment:
The Red Sox had more players on the DL list than any team since 1986 and their injuries kept key position players out of the lineup for weeks. The losses were huge, on top of that was the unexpected underperformance of Beckett amd Lester, only a troll would not notice this. Yet so many gullible regular posters look for a single scapegoat. It must be human nature. What a forum.
No, the gullible poster is the one that thinks the trend of injuries will miraculously end in 2013.
The posters who now expect injury and some "below projection performances" are labelled "pessimists" or "foils". What a joke!
The posters who continously have looked at the new players replacing the old and saw great expectations dashed over and over again to the point of snapping out of the reoccuring dilema and becomming realists are now called "gullible" by a poster who spends 95% of his time pretending to care about the Sox and this forum while at the same time destroying countless baseball threads by derailing and distracting from anything to do with baseball and the great team named the Sox.
The forum would be greatly improved if this clown would just leave.
My favourite "development" here this off season is Moon's alleged "transformation" from optimist to pessimist.
Moon, I think your assessment of the Sox' activity this winter is wrong i.e. I think you think they took the low road of deliberate compromise. I disagree but won't repeat my reasons as that's not the point now and you've heard it all before anyway. But being an optimist is not the same as having blind ignorance.....
Further, being an optimist or a pessimist is not a choice it's an ingrained ......tendency.
Ah, fuggit, let's all take LSD and listen to Acid Rock.
It's fine being an optimist. I've been a cautious one for 5 years in a row.
Every year, I looked at who we lost vs who we gained and saw great potential, but the difference was that we started from a better place than we are this year.
I'm not calling optimists "blind" or "ignorant", but wasreally just calling out the clown for calling us realists "gullible.
As for this, "the low road of deliberate compromise ", I just wanted us to make at least one signing or trade that helped us for 2014 and beyond. Then, when seeing all the money spent, I thought we'd at least be closer to being strong contenders than we are now.
I still have hope. Maybe I'll come around after a while, but I just can't see it happening in 2013. Afterall, I thought we were a top starter away last year, and the year before, and the year before, and we were better back then than now, and we still never got that top starter.
I don't think I'm a pessimist, but I am trying to be realistic.
Your not a pessimist. You, like all of us, have seen one heck of a roster on paper the last 3-4 years which hasnt lived up to the hype. Whether it me underperforming, injuries, a whackjob for a manager or a FO that steered the ship the wrong way. We as fans were, and rightly so, were expecting at least a playoff appearence and got nothing.
Now, although this year doesnt have the "star" names on this team and were coming off the worst year Ive ever witnessed, I think the clubhouse atmosphere will be better and Im a true believer that that helps a team. You have a number of players with this year to prove themselves from injuries, underperformance, for a bigger payday or possibly being resigned.
It always boils down to one thing though. Pitching. They certainly have the talent. The question is can they live up to it this year like in years past. I believe they can. We'll have to wait and see...A new Manager, new staff, lots of talent in the upper minors and no big expectations.
To me, this year is a better recipe for success...