Re: Welcome K-Mart shoppers....to the 2013 version of the Boston Redsox.
posted at 12/14/2012 8:57 AM EST
There wasnt really much in FA this year that the Sox were involved in.
Was it smart to choose the worst FA class to decide to spend about $50M a year on weak FAs?
We HAD to fill spots Moon. Not much of a choice there.
Not if it wasn't going to really give us a chance to win in 2013. It did not do that.
Was it smart to choose the worst overpaying and inflated market price offseason to decide to sign so many players?
This sickens me.
I may have to take a break from baseball for a while. Seriously. This is nausiating.
I think you need to take a step back Moon and let it all sink in first. They HAD to fill spots no matter what this FA class was offering. They were NOT going to sell the farm unless blown away. Teams were asking for the moon (pun intended ;) in trades. Considering all the circumstances and situations, the Sox did basically what I thought they would do. No big splashes and fill the holes on short term deals and let the kids finish developing.
I'm fine with choosing to not sell the farm, although I did suggest many moves. My point has been that if we were not going to seriously try and compete for a ring in 2013, we should have based every move and signing on this question being answered positively: Will it help us in 2014-2015 and possibly beyond?
I can tell you one thing, I will enjoy watching this team play hard and show a better attitude than I did this past year. Have a little faith Moon, its not as bad as your making it out to be.
Attitude smattitude. Give me Reggie jackson and the fueding Yanks and A's of old.
I want rings, not daisies and kumbiyahs in the clubhouse.