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A lot of people I know are very excited about this deal. I’m not. This is another PR/money deal. It’s not a baseball deal. It’s a continuation of the short-term thinking that put this team in its current position. The fans have wanted free agent splashes, so the Sox gave them Lackey and Crawford. The fans wanted a tough manager in the off-season and the team gave them Valentine. Now the fans are calling for blood and the team is giving it to them. Gonzalez and Crawford will bounce back next year. Beckett’s track record also suggests he will pitch better next year than he has this year. The Sox are getting salary relief. Yippee!!! What are they going to spend the money on? In the next off-season, the pickings are no better than what they are giving up. What will the front office do when the fans are screaming for the team to spend in the off-season?
The Red Sox are adrift.
It will mark the biggest salary dump in the history of professional sports, a quarter-billion-dollar mea culpa from the Red Sox, who spent their way into the quagmire of mediocrity from which they’ve been unable to extricate themselves this season. And it will cement the Dodgers’ rise from the nadir of Frank McCourt’s ownership to their place as baseball bailout kings, the franchise that will chase talent no matter the price.
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