Mike Lowell: updates, negotiations, etc.
posted at 11/10/2007 12:56 PM EST
Pete, playing Cool Hand Luke again, are you?
I just worry about your BP, getting yourself all worked up over nothing..............
I wonder if you were singing the same tune in the Damon negotiations two years ago.
Not exactly - I had tired of Johnny and thought 3yrs @ 10M was just right / I for one, had no problem with the way Theo handled that one. While still a good leadoff hitter, JD is no longer a championship caliber CF
I noticed some of the old crowd that went to that other board were saying pretty much the same things with Johnny. Well, we came a cropper with that one.
I disagree - Coco's D helped us win our 1st division in ages and our 2d WS, and if JD was still on our club, there'd be no place for Jacoby..............
Willing to bet the house or even the garage that this one will turn out better?
I'm confident that this works out well - it's ultimately in both parties best interests for it to do so
Hopefully, you are right and have all your wires crossed correctly, but I still remember all the posters and even the pundits like CHB, Ryan, Gammons, Cafardo, and the rest of that crowd all crowing that Johnny was too valuable and loved Boston too much to leave. I was the only one (not bragging, just had those vibes that I get every once in awhile) that I know of that said if we didn't stop that nonsense he was going to be grabbed by the Yankees, who until then hadn't shown much interest in him.
While I didn't have any sense that he would go to the Yanks, when he did, after proclaim the he never could, I felt validated in my opinion that he was no longer a centerpiece player for us............As far as the pundits go, any time you disagree with CHB, chances are pretty good you're in the good
I really think we are seeing a replay of that right now. Pray that I am wrong this time.
no need for prayer on this one,