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?
after 43 years of being a red sox fan, it's the same old story. like fisk, lynn, mo, and roger, red sox management and red sox fans have found a way to drum another star out of town under a cloud of controversy. neither the players nor management nor the fans nor the press have delivered a winner for 100 years. who knows who to believe? is it management? is it prima donna players? is it the curse? what i do know, is it's business as usual. and, it makes me sick.
john s, dallas
I was shocked to read in newspaper about trade. I thougt he was a Redsox player forever. With all of the defections the Redsox have had in the past, Clemens etc.. who went to the damn Yankees(TRAITORS), I had thought Nomar would be a player for Boston like Yaz to the end of his career.. I am still in shock.
Ray , Pinellas Park, Florida
yes, but they need the same thing they have lacked virtually every year since............ consistency. It doesn't matter what year it is/was, who is on the roster, who is the manager, who is the owner. Whenever they show signs of life, they fold. Regardless of the year, who they sign in free agency, who starts, DH's,etc. they ALWAYS find a way to fold. They have the exact same franchise for decade after decade; load up the offense, NO speed, not enough bullpen, refusal of the manager to put down even one lousy bunt to ignite an inning. Even the great signings fold when in Boston; i.e. Keith Foulke, who was virtually unhittable prior to 2004 has blown save after save, and every start now we don't know which Pedro Martinez will "show up". It is a never ending saga - the NY crankees always find a way to win, and the Boston Red Slobs ALWAYS find a way to lose !!!!!!!!!!!
Geoffrey, Delray Beach, Florida (formerly Providence)
Very unselfish of Boston mgmt to give Garciaparra away. Chicago and Cub fans all over will welcome Nomar. Reminder to Bosox fans: It was '45 when Cubs last won a pennant and 1908 when Cubs last won a World Series, so it seems to me it's no contest as to which team is more cursed.... Sorry, u lost one of your best, but thx again for Nomar.. And p.s., this is one Cubs fan who always roots for Bosox kill Yanks.
Lawrence, Los Angeles
Kiss it good bye. The Sox just imported two guys in from loser organizations, particularly Cabrera. If these two journeymen can't contribute offensively in the low pressure environments where they came from, they'll be below the Mendoza line in Boston. I guess there was no future for Nomar here, but the organization should have figured that out in January and gotten something worth having for him then. Trading filet mignon for a couple of cold Happy Meals is a recipe for an early October vacation.
Steve, Tom Nevers
Yes the Sox can make the playoffs with this new lineup. I know that no one wanted to see Nomar go, but it was time. His ability to play his best game has be diminished by his frequent injuries. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Nomar and I wish him the best in baseball and life - but this trade was best for the Sox. I tip my hat to Theo for making brave trade - one that many other managers may not have had the courage to handle. As hard as it is to deal with, Nomar can be replaced on the field & at the plate some what easily - it will be far more difficult to replace him in the hearts of Sox fans. Again, thank you Theo for looking at the big picture. Welcome to the new Sox - help us bring the big 1 home. Nomar, God Bless & God Speed - you will be missed & always welcome.
Kiss it good bye. The Sox just imported two guys in from loser organizations, particularly Cabrera. They're not bringing any enthusiasm with them. If these two journeymen can't contribute offensively in the low pressure environments where they came from, they'll be below the Mendoza line in Boston. I guess there was no future for Nomar here, but the organization should have figured that out in January and gotten something worth having for him then. Trading filet mignon for a couple of cold Happy Meals is a recipe for an early October vacation. Take a look at some of the New York boards and they're laughing their tails off. This trade takes some of the sting out of losing Johnson for them.
Steve, Tom Nevers
Almost at the same time when Cabrera made a fielding mistake, Nomar had his first NL hit and RBI.
Leaving to one side what has been reported on the dirtdogs site (let's see how many games Nomar plays) the red Sox haven't so far demonstrated that they can win without him. Say all you want about him not being the same player BUT he is always good for at least one RBI per game . The sox have lost two straight by one run. Nomar has hit an RBI for the Cubs. Defence is fine but you need offence to post a lead! Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got til it's gone!! I have a horrible feeling that the season is going very pearshaped very quickly.
Brian, Bolton UK
No, They trade Nomar for a guy hitting worse than Pokey Reese and a guy they could of got from the Twins for nothing. Plus they gave up good prospect. Go Cubs!!!
Chris, New Jersey