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?
THE ONLY WAY THE RED SOX WIN IS IF THE YANKEES MOVE TO JAPAN
Are there any new and better pitchers coming into the team because of this trade? If not, then NO!
It's the same, all depends on Lowe and Wakefield bottom line. They pitch good it's ours to win even from the wild card slot.
I thought it was an excellent move by the Red Sox, Everyone knows that this was going to be Nomars Last year as a Red Sox regardless of What happened before, during, or after the season. You could tell in his body language when at the plate, that when he was swinging, it wasn't for the team, it was just to hit the ball, and see what happened, he didn't care. Now that the Red Sox got rid of him, they'll bring in Two Very good ball players in Doug M. and Cabrera. Two players that are very hungry for winning, and will do their best not only defensively, but On the offensive side of the ball. The sox have one of the best team ERA's and Batting Average's in the MLB and the team was no where close to first because of the errors comitted, well this trade addressed that issue big time. Excellent move, its about time we have a general manager that isn't hung up on personal relationships with players, and treats this sport like what it is,.......... a business.
Ray, Portsmouth, NH
Although it is sad to see such a great player go, i think it was obvious it was going to happen sooner or later. Now the Sox can have more confidence in their defense and their base running. You can't complain when we picked up two gold glove winners and a man who steals at least 40 bases a year. This is something that they needed and they made a big move that will most likely pay off in the end.
Med, Oxford, Mass
Of course they can win it all people I mean if you look at the scenario we were even more worse off with his defense which wasn't helping our cause, and two, Cabrera from montreal has played every single game except yesterday's because he got traded to us (the red sox)! So let's not dwell on what 's happened in the past but let's look forward to what they have now for the future. Because right now our future looks pretty damn good to me! And lastly Nomar is gone and we don't have to deal with any more of his pissing,moaning,whining and complaining anymore about how he didn't get enough money when he could've taken the 60 million that we offered him in the first place!
conor , E.Sandwich MA
It's pitching, stupid, not Nomar!
Rebecca, Gettysburg formerly Sandwich
Excellent deal.... I loved Nomar and thought he was the consummate Red Sox, and a person that could win games for you. But, he was not happy. All indications are that he was going to take off after the season. The Red Sox had 4 stars turning into free agents at the end of the season. They could not resign them all. Some one had to go. Veritek and Pedro are a must to resign. Lowe pitched himself into healthy salary decrease which means that the sox can now retain him for not much money (still debatable on whether it would be worth it). With the additions of Cabrera and Mientkiewicz the Sox received two gold glove fielders that are OK offensively. But, the two combined will be half the cost of Nomar next year. This frees up cash to sign Veritek and Pedro - the highest of the Sox' priorities – and to possibly make other roster moves. I hate to see Nomar go, but way to go Theo, the wonder boy.
Spinale, Greensboro, NC
They won't win with this lineup. This deal was just plain stupid. Theo may be showing the shallowness that got him to where he is. He is an idiot. This is throwing in the towel in disguise so fans will believe he's committed to winning and still show up. Don't try to sell me that this a defensive upgrade. I'm not buying. And what happened to that pitching need. How exactly did that get addressed? Does anyone really believe that improving defensively makes Lowe a better pitcher? Did we really need another DH/1B/OF? You mean Manny, Ortiz, Millar, Kapler, McCarty weren't enough? I wouldn't like it, but I could swallow Clement for Nomar. Or Nomar and Lowe for Clement and Gonzalez. This deal was just plain stupid. When the core was Nomar, Varitek, Lowe, and Wakefield I could accept the pieces that were added around them in Mueller, Millar, & Co. Now, we have pieces and no core. Would it still feel like we were playing the Yankees if Jeter, Williams and Posada weren't there?
Wade, Originally Reading, Currently Chicago
What were we thinking? We had our chance to get rid of Lowe and we blew it...