Re: The White Flag is Up!
posted at 3/21/2013 10:46 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:
In response to softlaw2's comment:
My white flag went up the moment we signed Shane and Dempster.
You've been bashing Ben for building a horrible team, so why the surprise at the white flag?
I'm not surprised, I am disgusted! Bradley has surprised me with his readiness this spring, as I thought it would be a year later. But this is the kind of spark that has the potential to change the attitude and trajectory of an entire team. The odds are still against them, but the odds get a lot better with Bradley. It's not just numbers, it's his attitude and his total skillset. He is energy on the field and optimism off the field.
It sends the wrong message to send hope to the minors, on the pretense that it won't matter for 12 days and it's critical for the Red Sox to "save" 2 or 3M a year over the next 7 years".
How the team starts doesn't mean how they will finish, but it's important to change attitudes and culture and build team confidence.
Now I know the meaning of that song, "You Better Check Yourself, Before You Wreck Yourself."
I have stunningly agreed with most of what the Stiff One has said
I'm going to go lie down, as I'm not feeling very well.
When both ends of the spectrum agree, it's time for the pink glasses wearing fans to take 'em off and see the reality, even if it hurts.
I guess we can hope that Bradley just forces his way into the line-up, Iggy amazes with his defense, and we come out of the gates winning and winning to the point where they can't "go back" when Drew and Papi return.
Even then, I doubt many will see the mistake made in signing Victorino, Dempster and Drew (at least 2 of the 3 anyway).
I would not have signed any of the three either. I also would not have given Papi more than a one year $12 mil. TOPS! He was likely worth about 7 - 8 on the market???
That does not change the calculus on JBJ! The kid should stay and play. You have to admit, with JBJ in the OF, it makes the 3SUM (you can't say thrreasum on BDC???) look pretty good :) I'm not big on Gomes, but I'd be happy with him as the DH for a while, at least until Papi comes back for a few games in ...... June????
I can't believe I'm actually agreeing with the Stiff One! Even a broken clock....