Re: Ying and yang of RS fans
posted at 12/14/2012 6:57 PM EST
In response to ADG's comment:
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
Red Sox fans are the ying and yang of baseball.
Some Fans hate the signing of players for what is looked at as B type players For too much $$$.
Some fans hate the signing of players for what is looked at A type players moneySome much $$$$
Some fans hate the signings of any player they think suks.
Some fans hate a trade of prospects.
Some fans hate a trade for a NL players.
Far too many fans hate anything the RS do if it does not meet their infinite wisdom of MLB players.
Far too many RS Fans actually believe they know more than the RS FO which has many talented people with many years at their positions.
And there are fans like JimfromFlorida who just drink the Kool Aid and thinks everything is good.
Funny that is not even close to who I am. See if you ever followed anything I have said you'd know that. I believe trading CC and AGon and Beckett was a mistake. They have yet to fill any one of those players shoes. I believe CC had a bad year it happens but Gomes is no where near as good as CC. Napoli vs AGon not even close. Beckett vs. Dempster Josh had an off year and many say suked at the end of 2011 but fail to remember his sprained ankle that he tried to pitch with. Then last year he actually pitched better than Clay did the first half the season but did not get the same run support. If he had he would have had 12 wins at the AS break.
I have also stated not signing Paps would hurt this team for at least 5 years. There was no one who could replace his 35 to 40 saves per year. If he was here last year the RS would not have had 25 blown saves and a bunch of loses by the closers. It would have been a different year just having Paps here.
Now having said the above. I believe the RS have 4 starters who can win 15 games each in Clay, Jon, Lackey and Dempster. Why because they have the ability to. For those who hate Lackey remember he won 15 with a bad elbow and tried to pitch thru it in 2010. Having him pitch with a good elbow will be interesting and if other players are guidelines he will have a very good year.
If Bailey can perform to his abilities my comment on Paps will be wrong. However if he alone can cut the Blown Saves in half they will be near a 500 team just on that alone.
The biggest thing is that the team is not 12 runs on Monday and 2 runs on Tues and Wed and 15 on Thursday. That was part of their issue over the last year. Yeah they averaged a lot of runs per game but it was not a consistent number.
I don't drink the kool aide. I also don't b@tch about what they do in the off season mainly because I know they know more than I do. And gee maybe like another Texas player who did not come here maybe Hamilton did not want to either. See I know what I'd like but accept what I get since being upset and complaining does nothing for me and I'm sure they know more than I do.
BTW if they had been offered a great trade for Jake I'm positive they'd have taken it. Right now I bet all trades offered were not equal to what Jake's value is.