In response to Alibiike's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
They really wanted Vic because he is a GG RF and a GG CF. That's a rare combo that is useful this year (RF defense is very important at Fenway) and will be useful next year after Ells prob walks for somewhere between 5/75 and 5/110 (depending on his 2013 season).
Vic isnt all bad. In 45 SB attempts last year, he only got caught 6 times. I dont consider 32 to be old and that doesnt sound like an old man to me.
Vic hit 17+ HR in 2011 and 17+ HR in 2010. Considering that he keeps himself in great shape, has a phenominal work ethic, and that his other skills (baserunning / defense) havent eroded at all, I find it much more likely that a broken hand caused his 2012 power anomolly than natural decline.
15+ HR, .270 BA, elite RF defense, elite CF defense , elite baserunning intelligence, work ethic. In this post steroid league, thats a borderline all-star. Vic in 2013 is a better ballplayer than Johnny Damon in any of his Boston years.
...And while I would have preferred 1 yr for dempster, the dude does get a TON of swings and misses. A TON!
He's a .500 pitcher with a 1.44 WHIP in his career! His best year was when he was 30. Wakefield would do a better job.
"Wakefield would do a better job"
LMFAO @ You.