The egregious signing of Victorino shows a lack of courage to face up to rebuilding for a better future.
As they say in investing, "Past Performance Does Not Guarantee Future Results".
He may have made some very inteligent moves in finance and baseball, but he has lost his mojo:
-loses his cool with shockjocks and admits he didn't want Crawford while he is still under contract.
-leaves his second wife for a woman 30 years his junior, darker hair and trendy jeans ensue. I wonder what attracted the stunning MIT grad to a weedy, asthmatic farmer's son older than her father.
-buys Liverpool FC Oct 2010, '07/08, ... now: 4th, 2nd, 7th, 6th, 8th, 11th
-As for purchasing Liverpool FC, a franchise with uncanny parallels to the Red Sox, he writes, "We've driven revenues as far as baseball will allow, and here was an opportunity to compete globally in a league without borders."
-"John W. Henry, one of the founding fathers of managed futures and the systematic trend following approach to trading futures, will stop managing customer funds at the end of this year." Nov 2012 (was managing $2.5B, fell tp $100M)
-admits he lost focus on Sox management, "Henry informed the Herald, (Bill) James had fallen out of favor over the last few years for reasons I really don't understand. "
-tried and failed to unload $28m yacht
John Henry defends Liverpool transfer policy in open letter to fans ... www.independent.co.uk/..... 3 Sep 2012 Â Liverpool's principal owner John Henry admits they have made mistakes
Was Softy ahead of the curve on:
moving Cameron to CF over MVP Ells in 2011
the Sox signing Bill Hall as UIF, cut by Houston 2 mo later
Julio Lugo was not a bust
AGon is a perfect fit for Boston, and he won't sign in April
loving Crawford's work ethic when he first signed, and then dumping on him
banging on about Wake who was an above avg 6th starter
banging on about Vtek who was a n above avg 2nd catcher
praising Theo for years until it all went belly up
calling Ells a bum and Teix a true superstar
a "lawyer" who didn't know IFA Iglesias was not a FA in 2013