Proud to be PSD's Little Ball of Hate
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There's already a lot more skepticism now over Hamilton than there was when we signed Crawford, yet some people are still in love with the idea.
Its not our fault???? Really???? Its attitudes like "we havent made the playoffs for 3 years so lets go blow $150+ million on a coke addict that hit 40 homeruns last year cause that will fix all our problems" that got us into this mess. Part of the problem is that when we were the franchise to beat in 2004 and 2007 the RedSox fanbase got watered down from true die hard fans to a whole shitload of bandwagon jumpers that starting demanding we make a splash every year because they thought we were the Yankees.
I am sorry that you had to endure 3 seasons without a playoffs but there are some RedSox fans that waited 86 years for a championship. There comes a point when you have to admit that the plan isnt working and start over for the better good of the franchise. If we followed your mentality then we might not see the playoffs for another decade.
Drew would be a .265/.325/.395 hitter here with a bit above average D
Iglesias would struggle to be above .225/.255/.260
No dobut that Drew would be worth a good 1.5 WAR more than Iglesias. I'm not sure that's worth the bread OTOH.
I'd say Andrus/Cabrera or bust.
BTW, Josh Hamilton isn't a coke addict. He was a long time ago, but not anymore. Stop making him out to be something he isn't right now. He produces. That's what I want in my lineup.
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That's not a working formula, we didn't force Theo to spend the money on Crawford and Lackey. With the type of money, he could have gotten Holliday and Lee.
I really can't see the coherences between spending on top tier FA's and failures. First and foremost, we didn't suck because we signed Lackey and CC all of a sudden, we stopped producing young talent and we stopped getting quality pitching, that's basically it.
Hamilton won't stop us from contending IF we get pitching and the farm going.
It's pretty unfair to call for patience while charging the highest ticket prices in the game. If you do that, it implies that you're a top notch franchise or at least field a team that's worth spending all that money on tickets and similar stuff. It's either or, not both.
Is he delusional?12:21pm: Dempster believes he will earn a three-year deal if other free agent pitchers like Anibal Sanchez, Kyle Lohse, and Edwin Jackson land four- or five-year deals, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.