Re: Think this through Instead of a Knee Jerk Reaction: article Below about Trading Pedey for Pitching, before he DECLINES OR...
posted at 8/28/2012 11:12 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Think this through Instead of a Knee Jerk Reaction: article Below about Trading Pedey for Pitching, before he DECLINES OR DEMANDS 15+ MIL PER YEAR
[QUOTE]Let's trade Pedroia, so that the Sox can officially be Bostucket next year. What the hell, the fans don't give a hoot. They just want to send away every possible link to the last WS title and any remote chance of ever winning again in the next decade. I've never seen a group of fans so completely lost in fiscal jubilee than this Harvard-Yale bunch on this board. If you deal every All-Star and all you have left is non All-Stars and Hope-to-Bes, you can't win. You see WS titles are often bought, often store-bought and often all about your free agent signings and 04 was especially as store-bought as they come with 07 being a combo of an incredible young class and store-bought--Papelbon, Lester, Pedroia, Youkilis and Ellsbury all part of that class....Yup, TRADE THE TEAM AND KEEP THE IDIOT MANAGER!!!!!
Posted by dannycater[/QUOTE]
I haven't read your prior posts but either you're in an awful mood this morning or you hated the trade. I'm on either side of the fence on the trade but I'm in favor of replacing Bobby V in the managerial role but keeping in on in some form of player developement as he has a good rep for working with young players. That's if he doesn't see a move within the RS as a slap in the butt.
I'm all for unloading salary and it is a strong argument that Agon had to go to make this trade work, but I'm pissed at all of these idiots who are now all of a sudden Agon haters. Agon obviously was not a team leader but we can win without him being so. Yes he wasn't the HR hitter we expected but he hit for average and drove in a boat load of runs and fielded a great first base. He wasn't happy here but with new management that might have changed. I'll miss him but the jury is out on the trade. Whether this trade work or not depends on the productivity of the prospects from the Dodgers and whether this front office can spend the riches noe freed up via the trade wisely. Only time will tell.
As for what's left, we have a decent nucleus but I'm with you, enough trades for the time being. The Sox need to focus on getting Ells signed along with Ross and Yes I know some won't agreem but Papi needs a two year deal, say 2yrs at 24mil. Start rebuilding the staffs around a rejuvinated Lester, Buch and Doubrant, pray for Dice K or I know other think I'm nuts, but Lackey or get rid of him. They need to get Aceves in one role, not a closer but long relief and spot starter as he was happy in that role and did a fine job.
Yes they have holes to fill but there exists a decent core of players to build around and they have decent players on the way over the next few years. They won't win right away but the fan base has to have what we usually don't have, patience. We're only a few years away. Maybe I'm being overly optimistic but that's my limited point of view.
Lastly the Sox need a strong managerial presenceand the entire FO and staff needs to take one from the BB book. Keep the damm press away from the bandwagon and keep team issues in house away from the evil frenzy feeding press. We'll all be a lot better off.
Lastly, would someone write to the Globes FO and ask to have the article "Inside the Red Sox Collapse" with Tito Francona's portrait removed. Let's move on already.