The Red Sox could have done the same. They could have created excitement. And while their mantra has been to quietly build a solid, contending team, Hamilton on a five-year deal would not have deterred them from that goal.
It’s all about choices.
The Angels didn’t get to the postseason after adding Albert Pujols and then Greinke. It was the nondescript A’s and Orioles that made it. Maybe the Red Sox are hoping for a similar fate with high-energy guys like Victorino.
Thursday was that kind of a day.
The glitz and glamour of Hamilton vs. the low-key, lunch pail Victorino.
Twelve months from now, we should know which method was more successful.