thedude wrote:The Red Sox should sell Beltre. They need to realize they are done this year. Trade Beltre take the top prospects and then go for it in 2011. They could have won this year if not for the injuries, but the injuries happened...
See I'm conflicted about the whole situation. Less than a month ago (July 3) they were .5 behind NY and 1.5 up on Tampa. Pedey and VMart went down with injuries the weekend just prior to that in SF. Do something. You're within striking distance but without those two for as long as they were projected to be out there's a very good chance you won't be so close when they return. Make a move to improve the club.
BUT at the same time I think Theo maybe saw the writing on the wall that be it because of the injuries or the overall talent, they were likely to be the outside team looking in at the end. So he was hesitant to pull the trigger on any big deal. I completely get that part and can even find myself agreeing with it.
Still, to be so close in the race less than 30 days ago it's disappointing to see what it's become.