A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:I don't get what the Red Sox are trying to do. Look at the rest of their division. It's not like signing guys like Dempster and Napoli are going to get them into the playoffs. Best case scenario, they rise to mediocrity, but in all likelihood, they get last in the division anyway. This is simply a waste of money.
They were in too big of a hole to fix it all with the free agents that were out there this offseason. Unfortunately for Boston they can't just sit on their hands and go into 2013 expecting a 70 win season, promising to fix things later. The fans here won't put up with it. They are doing what they can to retain the casual fan base so that when they do have the opportunity to land another big FA (like Pedro Martinez or Curt Schilling at the time they were signed) it will turn them from contenders to favorites.
Pitching is the main problem right now, question is what is left besides emptying the farm in a trade? And would that even make sense right now?
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