Re: Talk me out of it!!!
posted at 1/25/2013 1:30 PM EST
In response to jgallag1's comment:
I'm starting to talk myself into the Sox looking good for this season! I did this last year too...talk me out of it!!!
-They're banking on Lester and Buccholz bouncing back, while hoping Lackey sees success he hasn't yet seen in Boston, and bringing in another closer, this one from the NL, to pair with the previous closer who is now the setup guy because he couldn't hack it in the AL East.
-Ortiz, at 38, needs to do what he did at 36/37, not 34-36.
-They're hanging high hopes on Napoli, who currently is dealing with BONE DEATH in his hip. A guy that has never really been a full time player, hardly been a 1B...now needs to do both, in the AL East.
-Ellsbury needs to produce like in 2011, unlike in 2012, 2010, or 2009.
-Pedroia needs to get beck to being the player he was pre-2012. This one I actually believe is likely.
-Then there's the rest of their FA splurging: Victorino, Ross, Gomes, Dempster.
-3rd Manager in 3 years, fairly unprecedented in pro sports.
-The three-headed clown still runs this team with their eye first on profits, second on ratings, and third on winning.
-And, finally, are being run by a very unproven GM who people still don't know if he's a puppett, or actually his own person. Lately, seems more the latter...but nobody really knows.
There, I think I've sufficiently rained on your parade.