Can the Red Sox win with this lineup?
The Sox have traded the two-time AL batting champ for two former Gold Glovers. Can the Sox make the playoffs with this new lineup?
Yes, the Sox can with the World Series without out Nomar, but it won't be the same. I cannot imagine finally winning the world series and Nomar NOT being part of it! I'm devasted. I understand baseball is a business, but I really thought that Nomar would sign when the season was over. Any chance during the off season we could get him back?
Kelli, Bangor, Maine
I think they can,it was time for a chance and Normar wasn't happy so I think that it was a good deal.There defense was terrible and they needed to do something.Beside they were going to lose him at the end of the year,so I say trading him was neccessary.I like Doug M.he seems to be able to handle the job and we got more speed,so maybe we can manafacture more runs that way.I do think though we should have gotten a pitcher.
carol , norwich,ct
Nope another Lowe start, another defeat. In this kind of game a Nomar RBI would have made all the difference. You've traded the wrong guy Epstein. Retire the No5 shirt immediately. At Least Nomar left with some dignity. Shaughnessy couldn't wait to stick the knife in though.
Brian, Bolton UK
I would say that having Nomar leave has its plus and minuses. For one, Nomar is not clutch, yes he had that one moment in game 6 of the ALCS but other than that you could always depend on him to foul out or strike out when the game is on the line. Then the plus side, we will be needing his bat, but who knows, maybe these two new players will make up for what Nomar left behind. Also, take a look at our infield now, with the exception of Mueller, we now have a gold glove infield, probably one of the best in the AL. In my opinion there is only one way to tell if this trade benifits us, and we wont know untill the post season.
No, Nomar was as important to the Sox as Ripken was to the Orioles. Yet again, upper management has alienated another Superstar (Lynn, Fisk, Clemens etc,) and we lose a player that has performed well in October. As we know all too well, Red Sox' players performing well in October have been in short supply since 1919. The Curse continues! PS: My recurring nightmare? Cubs beat the Sox in the Series with Nomar winning MVP! Ohhh the Shame!
Pete , Springfield
Of course we can win without him. Now that we might not give up 74 unearned runs we might win mor close ball games. I loved Nomah as much everyone but after he turned down $60 million you knew he was gone. after he sat on the bench by himself in game three of a Yankees series while all the Sox were clutched to the top of the stairs with the game tied in the tenth his heart was no longer in Boston. Goodbye Nomah hello Cabrera who on the right team (like the Sox) and the grean monster could explode as a player and maybe win another gold glove on topof it. and our first base defensive whoa's are over.
I think overall the trade of Nomar was a good deal. He obviously didn't feel like he was welcome there anymore and that fact alone meant he wouldn't resign. Yes it hurts that Boston has indeed lost ta leader and a great bat but in the end this deal is looking toward the future. Just so you guys know the Media in Chicago is saying that we just pulled a pirate move on you guys and that this is one of the most lopsided trades ever. It seems to look that way but even then we'll both hopefully meet each other in the World Series. We hate the Yankees in Chicago almost as much as Boston. Cubs fans second favorite team is the Red Sox. I guess its a shared feelings of disappointments among fans. So if my beloved Cubs don't make it know that we'll all be rooting for you guys.
Of course they can, the only thing they have done is improve their team. Anyone who says they can't because they won't score runs is an idiot. They currently lead the league in runs scored and the two infielders they picked up have hit well in the past, even though their numbers this year may not reflect it. We as fans should be applauding this move and not condeming it like negative Red Sox fans. Nomar was a BUM!!!!
Blake, Rochester, NH
Good trade! Nomar was not happy and did not want to stay with the Sox. Also, being from Québec, I can tell you that Cabrera is one of the most underrated player in baseball. He can do everything, he has some power, great speed, and a gold glove! It will also be more easy fo the Sox to sign him than Nomar and free up some money to keep the real leader in the clubhouse, Jason Varitek!
Richard, Québec, Canada
Everyone needs to realize that this is not a bad thing. The Red Sox were not going to resign Nomar at the end of the year. They have absolutely gotten better defensively which makes the pitching staff better. It especially makes Derek Lowe better in that most of the ground balls he throws will be taken care of. Yeah we have lost a Boston icon and someone we all love but it was evident this year was different. The love affair was a tad sour. The bottom line is it's been another tough year but they do have a chance. They traded away one of the three faces of the franchise that was not going to be a face here in the future. I don't know how this will change the "clubhouse chemistry", no one does. I'm a season ticket holder and have been following this team for some time. I can't stand when people throw up there arms about deals like this. He's gone people, deal with it. You just got two gold glovers, one with monster pop. You made your pitching staff better. Embrace the new team, you knew they were going to go through with it. Hey Red Sox Nation, put a smile on your face.