Sunday, August 06, 2006

This is good

This snippet from Dan today on the subject of whether or not the Red Sox will regret not making a move at the deadline:
This question can't be answered fairly for several years. If the Sox finish second for the ninth straight season and fail to make the playoffs, there certainly will be some local gnashing of teeth. But we don't know precisely what deals were turned down, and it'll be years before we can measure the importance of holding onto prospects they were unwilling to trade. There was certainly some bad luck involved when two veterans from the starting lineup went to the disabled list in the wake of the non-trades, but that's just bad timing and bad luck. Still, if the Sox don't make the playoffs, the silence of July 31 will be cited.
I'm going to give credit where credit is due. This is an excellent, reasonable position and I agree completely. In fact, I'll go so far as to say it's one of the better takes I've seen on the situation from the idiot, sky-is-perpetually-falling Boston media (hi, Tony Massarotti!). I like it.


Beth said...

...too bad it's not reflected even in his most recent column.

fadedredsoxhat said...

It was good. He was more doom and gloom the other day. Now how about that column? What will Boston's Bravest Columnist write if David Ortiz does reach 60 home runs?

Chris C said...

What if he hits 62? I would love to see how all the writers come down on that one....and I am fervently rooting for Papi to do just that. Mango power over steroid power....and everyone will have to take a side, 'real' HR champ or do we let the steroid trio keep the title?

I want everyone to have to do a cojones check (I say give the title, if he does it, to Papi).

Anonymous said...

I thought he pulled the rug out from under himself when he wrote "But we don't know precisely what deals were turned down."

If that's the case, how could we ever evaluate how they did at the trade deadline?