Re: This team is built to win in October!
posted at 5/5/2012 4:29 PM EDT
In Response to Re: This team is built to win in October!
[QUOTE]Remember 2004: Through midseason the team struggled due to injuries, inconsistency and defensive woes, and fell more than eight games behind New York. Theo shook up the team at the trading deadline, trading Nomar to the Cubs, receiving Cabrera from the Expos and Mientkiewicz from the Twins in return. In a separate transaction, Theo also traded an AAA outfielder to the Dodgers for Dave Roberts. With valuable players like Cabrera, Mientkiewicz, and Roberts in the line up, the club turned things around, winning twenty-two out of twenty-five games and going on to finish within three games of the Yankees in the AL East and qualifying for the playoffs as the AL Wild Card. And as we all remember-they defeated the Yankees in that epic series and went on to win their 1st World Series in 86 years. They reversed the curse. And we celebrated! So ain't over until it's over! Believe!
Posted by 2004Idiots[/QUOTE]
Wow - you didn't just compare this team to the 2004 Sox did you?
18-35 since Sept 1
Pedro, Schilling, Lowe, a younger Wakefield and Arrojo vs Lester Beckett, Buck, Bard and Doubrant - really?
Manny Rameriz vs Carl Crawford - really?
Tek in his prime vs Salty? OK............
Timlin and Embree and Myers vs God knows what????
And the trade you speak of. Nomar. Who can we trade today to make such a trade? Nomar was arguably the best all around
player the Red Sox had EVER had. The comparison are utterly weak.....